Monday, 23 July, 2018


In December of 2017 The City of Grand Rapids was presented with an award from the Itasca Soil and Water Districts as the 2017 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year. The City of Grand Rapids began increasing storm-water management measures a number of years ago, with practices such as incorporating curb cut rain gardens during road construction projects. In 2014, a BWSR Clean Water funded assessment identified most immediate storm-water management... read more

To view construction projects currently underway in the City of Grand Rapids please follow the link below. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email engineering@cityofgrandrapidsmn.com


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Construction will be starting soon on city project 2011-3, 2018 Northeast Improvements Project, which involves the reconstruction of street, sidewalk, sanitary sewer, water main, street lighting, storm sewer, and associated appurtenances.  The improvements are located on 7th Street NE from 7th Avenue NE to 13th Avenue NE, 10th Avenue NE from 5th Street NE to 7th Street NE, 11th Avenue NE from 7th Street NE to the Sports Complex Entrance... read more

It’s been 25 years since the Environmental Protection Agency began the Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program in November of 1990. SEH's April Ryan, PE, an expert in water resources and stormwater engineering, shares 25 Stormwater Facts and a bit of her own insight.

 1. Stormwater is precious and powerful.
Stormwater is precipitation (rain or snowmelt) that... read more

With the closure of Deer River Hired Hands, the City of Grand Rapids has closed the Community Brush Pile. Brush can be taken to:

Itasca County Landfill: Brush is accepted here for a nominal charge.

Compost can be brought to the Community Compost Pile or Cohasset/Itasca County Compost site located on Pincherry Road.

If you have questions please contact Jeff Davies at 218-326-7480 or the PW Administrative Assistant at 218‑326‑7481.

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