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Tuesday, 27 July, 2021

420 N. Pokegama Ave

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

City Hall: 218-326-7600

MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY (MPCA)

 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requires the City of Grand Rapids to apply for an MS4 permit due to our population and proximity to the Mississippi River, which is included on the MPCA Impaired Waters List. The MS4 permit regulates how the City must document, monitor, and manage stormwater discharge before entering the river. Per MPCA requirements, the City must post the MS4 permit for public viewing and comment for 30 days. Submit comments to engineering@cityofgrandrapidsmn.com.

Click here to view MS4 permit document.

 

STORMWATER UTILITY

 

Grand Rapids City Councils past and present have always placed a high priority on the surrounding lakes, rivers, creeks and wetlands within the City limits. To adequately fund the growing demand and increasing cost related to stormwater drainage, water quality management and wetland protection, the City Council passed a Stormwater Utility Ordinance#04-08-10(Ordinance Chapter 24 Section 1.0-1.6). This ordinance was originally approved at the August 9th, 2004, City Council Meeting and most recently updated at the May 8th, 2017 City Council Meeting.

Click here to see the Stormwater Protection Ordinance.

For more information on stormwater best management practices click here.



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STORMWATER MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

The operation of the Stormwater Utility will be managed jointly by the City's Engineering and Public Works Departments. The City Engineer will oversee the administrative management of the rate changes, new construction, commercial and industrial discharge method of appeal for credits and long-range planning. The Public Works Director will oversee the development of best practices and maintain public education, participation and involvement.

For further information please contact
Matt Wegwerth
Director of Public Works/ City Engineer
218-326-7625

Steve Anderson
Stormwater Specialist
218-326-7627.

ADDITIONAL STORMWATER TOPICS