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Public Comment: Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program

From the City of Minneapolis


The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input into the priorities and programs that make up the city’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).


National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a program created in 1990 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect water quality through the regulation of the discharge of pollutants to lakes, streams, wetlands, and other surface waters. This program regulates different types of municipal, industrial, and construction activities and is administered locally by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Providing an opportunity for public input into the development of Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) priorities and programs is one of the requirements of the NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase I Permit issued jointly to the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB). The SWMP has undergone a significant update due to the most recent NPDES MS4 Phase I Permit issued to the City and the MPRB by the MPCA on February 16, 2018. This is an opportunity for all of our partners to weigh in on priorities and concerns regarding the City’s management of stormwater under the Federal Clean Water Act.


  • IN PERSON: You can make comments IN PERSON at a Public Hearing that is scheduled before a meeting of the City Council’s Transportation & Public Works Committee on Wednesday, June 9,, 2021 at 1:30 pm. During the declared public health emergency, the City is holding public meetings and hearings online. You can contribute comments at the public hearing by following the this guidance.

  • IN WRITING: Or you can make WRITTEN comments. Comments must be received by Noon on Friday June 18, 2021. The comments will be taken into consideration for future modifications to the Program. Any comments received will be included in the Annual Report in Appendix C. Please email comments to:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Liz Stout or Deb Pilger. Our contact information appears below.

Elizabeth Stout, PE

Water Resources Manager

City of Minneapolis Public Works – Surface Water & Sewers Division

Phone: 612-673-5284


Debra Pilger

Environmental Management Director

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Phone: 612-313-7728



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