City SWPPP Plan

Background:

The City of Waseca has been designated as a MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  As a result of this designation, the City is required by Local, State, and Federal laws to operate the storm sewer system in compliance with a NDPES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit and an accompanying SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program).

City Programs:

The City has developed a storm water program to help minimize the amount of pollution that enters the storm water system due to activities that occur within the City.  This program outlines a variety of BMPs (Best Management Practices) and activities that are to be completed by the City in order to lower water-related pollution.  These activities range from construction erosion control to street-sweeping to homeowner lawn management.  Each of the nearly 50 BMPs possesses one or more of the following MCMs (minimum control measures) or goals.

  1. Public Education / Outreach
  2. Public Involvement / Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge / Elimination
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Management
  6. Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping

Printed copies of the City’s latest SWPPP are available at City Hall within the engineering department.

Getting Involved:

The City welcomes feedback regarding the SWPPP Program during the Annual Storm Water Meeting. Imperative or time-sensitive questions and comments can be directed to the Storm Water Hotline at 835.9730.