City SWPPP Plan


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

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

Below are sections of the SWPPP at the time of implementation

1a Reauthorization Application

1b Permit Approval Letter

2a Org Chart

2b SWPPP Implementation Plan

2c BMP Sheets

3a – SOP MCM 3

3b – SOP MCM 4 & 5

3c – SOP MCM 6

4a Enforcement Response Procedures

5a 2013 MS4 Permit

Appendix A Facility Inventory

EDS Appendix A Stormwater Management Plan Review Checklist

EDS Appendix B Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Form

EDS Appendix C Maintenance Agreement

EDS Appendix D – ESC Details Binder

EDS Appendix E – Ordinances

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.