Welcome to the City of Saint Paul’s Stormwater Management Page
The City's stormwater system includes:
- 450 miles of storm sewers
- 26,000 storm sewer catch basins
- 28 storm water ponds
- 4 storm water lift stations
- Numerous water quality treatment practices, including infiltration trenches, rain gardens and sump manholes
Stormwater Documents and Information Available Here
· 2010 Stormwater Management Program & 2009 Annual Report
· Local Surface Water Management Plan (see navigation bar on top left)
· Green up Your Lawn Not Your Lakes and Rivers Brochure
Partnerships for a Cleaner and Greener Saint Paul
Storm Drain Stenciling Education Program
We're proud of the relationships that we've developed with organizations in the non-profit sector such as Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR). You can join us by getting involved with FMR this season by stenciling storm drains in Saint Paul www.fmr.org/projects/stenciling.
Using paint and stencils, volunteers mark storm drains with the message, “Please Don’t Pollute! Drains to Mississippi River!” and distribute doorhangers (doorhanger pdf) to neighborhood homes and businesses.
Minnesota Water – Let’s Keep It Clean
Complete kits are available free of charge from FMR, and a representative will meet with your group to explain the threat of non-point source pollution and the purpose of the project. Volunteers living in Saint Paul can mark drains in their own neighborhoods.
is a stormwater education collaboration of cities, counties, and water management organizations in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud metro areas. Its objective is to increase impact and improve efficiency of local stormwater education programs by working jointly on developing and distributing educational materials. Its resource website is: www.cleanwatermn.org
is an organization of water resource educators in the Twin Cities Metro Area: http://www.hamline.edu/cgee/watershed/
Saint Paul’s Watershed Management Organizations
A watershed district is a special purpose unit of local government. Its area is based on watershed boundaries and its purpose is to manage water resources. By managing water resources on a watershed basis, communities can better work together to prevent and correct such problems as flooding, polluted lakes, and eroding stream banks.
Capitol Region Watershed District www.capitolregionwd.org/
Lower Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization
Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization www.mwmo.org/
Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District www.rwmwd.org/
Sustainable Saint Paul
Saint Paul is a national leader in sustainable, urban living by “acting locally” to help reverse the negative effects of global warming. Environmental stewardship must start at home. We will implement the vision of the National Great River Park on the banks of the Mississippi River by focusing development on a more natural, more urban, and more connected Saint Paul. To learn more about Sustainable Saint Paul follow this link: www.ci.stpaul.mn.us/index.asp?nid=429