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).
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.
- Public Education / Outreach
- Public Involvement / Participation
- Illicit Discharge / Elimination
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Management
- Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping
Printed copies of the City’s latest SWPPP are available at City Hall within the engineering department.
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.