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Water & Sewer

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About Water & Sewer

updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Water & Sewer (Utilities) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city’s water, sanitary sewer and storm water collection systems to ensure uninterrupted distribution of water and collection of waste water.

Water & Sewer consists of one superintendent, two supervisors, eight public service workers and three mechanics.

Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2557 |

Service Line Repair Program

updated: Monday, August 01, 2016

The City of St. Louis Park offers an optional program to homeowners that provides low cost, worry-free warranty protection for sewer lines. The program is provided through the National League of Cities (NLC) and administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA).

The NLC Service Line Warranty program offers citizens an affordable way to avoid the unexpected and often large expense involved with a sewer line break. When a line breaks, the cost to repair it can often cause hardship on a family’s budget. This program will offer warranty protection to help cover the costs of a break.

City of St. Louis Park residents will see offers in their mailboxes soon. Repair costs are covered up to $6,000 per incident, plus an additional $4,000 allowance for public street cutting, if needed. The program is offered at no cost to the City of St. Louis Park and no public funds are used to promote the program.

For questions about this service, or to enroll, please contact Service Line Warranties of America at 1.866.425.6222 or visit
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The City of St. Louis Park has coordinated efforts with Service Line Warranties of America solely for the purpose of providing its residents with a discounted rate. The City of St. Louis Park has no responsibility or liability for the warranty program being provided by SLWA.

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Help keep streets and waterways clean

updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall street sweeping starts in early October and continues until snow season. The goal is to remove leaves from the street to prevent plugged storm drains and to ensure streets are as clean as possible prior to snowfall. When leaves accumulate in the street, sweepers are ineffective so the city first uses equipment to push leaves into a pile and haul...

New Water Meters Detect Possible Leaks

updated: Monday, October 10, 2016

The water meter replacement project, which involved replacement of nearly 14,000 aged water meters in the city, was substantially completed this fall. City staff thanks all of the residents and businesses who made appointments and took time out of their schedules to accommodate water meter installations. The new water meters allow for remote rather...

Sanitary Sewer

updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The mission of the Sewer Division is to provide the community with a sanitary sewer collection system that will ensure the optimum transportation of sewage with minimum interruption and backups through maintenance, repair and replacement of the sanitary sewer system. The city has approximately 140 miles of sanitary sewer...

Service Line Repair

updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

St. Louis Park ordinance states that all single-family residential water service lines between the stop-box and the home are the responsibility of the homeowner and multi-family residential and businesses are responsible between the city's main to the home/business.  St. Louis Park ordinance states that all sewer service lines between the...

Water main flushing

updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Although the final result is improved water color and taste, this housekeeping procedure can temporarily discolor water due to the loose iron particles. Iron naturally occurs in groundwater and isn’t harmful to your health; however, rusty colored water can stain clothes during washing. You may not experience any discolored water during this time...

Water System

updated: Monday, August 22, 2016

The mission of the Water Division is to provide an uninterrupted supply of safe, high quality water to our customers. The City of Saint Louis Park provides drinking water to its residents from groundwater sources. The water system consists of 11 active wells, six water treatment facilities, three one million gallon water towers, four reservoirs...

Stormwater Management

updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

This program resulted in stormwater regulations for the City of St. Louis Park as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delegated permitting authority for Minnesota's NPDES program to the MPCA which developed a General Permit which authorizes the City to discharge...

Stormwater Resources and Education

updated: Monday, November 21, 2016

Do you know what stormwater is in St. Louis Park? Do you know how it becomes polluted? Do you know how to help protect it?

The following links will help educate you about stormwater and how to help protect it:

Sewer and Water Permit Fees

updated: Monday, November 21, 2016

The cost of a permit is based on the type and amount of work to be done.

$80 + $1= $81 to repair or replace a single sewer service or a single water service for a single family dwelling
$45 plus 1.75 percent of the jobs value, plus the state surcharge

  • State surcharge is .0005 times the job valuation. Call the Inspections Department at 952.924.2588 for state surcharges on all permits valued $1 million or more.
  • When applicable, a plan review charge equal to 35 percent of the electrical permit fee will be added.

Note: Additional fees may be necessary if working in the city right-of-way. In this case, a separate Engineering Permit must be submitted with the Sewer and Water Permit application. Call the Engineering Department at 952.924.2562 for engineering fees.

Water Conservation

updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sprinkle lawns early in the morning or in the evening. Don't sprinkle lawns from noon to 6 p.m. when as much as 75 percent of the water evaporates. Water trees and gardens with a hose or soaker hose rather than a sprinkler. Use mulch around trees, shrubs and flowers to retain soil moisture. Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom rather than hosing...

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Public Works Administration
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952.924.2562 Email: