In natural areas, rainwater soaks into the ground and helps our plants and flowers grow. But when rainwater falls on hard surfaces - such as rooftops, driveways and streets - it flows into storm sewers. This moving water, called stormwater runoff, is then piped untreated into our lakes, rivers, and streams.
Stormwater runoff pollution occurs when grass clippings, leaves, sand, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, motor oil, animal waste, and other contaminants are washed into the storm drain systems.
About the Plan
The City of North St. Paul is permitted and works with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in developing and continually updating our plan on how to best manage the discharge of stormwater. The program goal is to reduce the amount of sediment and pollutants that enter the surface water and flow into our storm sewer systems. The program consists of the following 7 Minimum Control Measures (PDF).
Each year the City holds a public meeting on the SWPPP to review the City’s past year’s accomplishments dealing with stormwater issues and also to receive public comment.