St. Cloud’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is an important part of our work to keep water clean and free of pollution. We invite the public to view and provide public comment on the plan.
The plan is part of the City’s Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System permit, which is regulated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It includes the Stormwater division’s Best Management Practices, which cover areas including education outreach, public participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction stormwater management and pollution prevention and good housekeeping.
The plan can be found here.
To provide comment, please email the Stormwater division.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines reminding business owners that internal water systems should be flushed prior to re-opening buildings and facilities after this period of prolonged shutdown.
Internal water system flushing is important maintenance that should be used any time a building has been closed for an extended period to maintain good water quality. Flushing water lines removes older water and ensures that you have the freshest, best quality water prior to re-opening.
Flushing an internal water system includes flushing hot and cold water through all points (e.g. showers, sink faucets) and flushing hot water until it reaches maximum temperature.
St. Cloud is reminding area business owners to complete this system maintenance prior to re-opening their doors to maintain public health after this period of prolonged shutdown. The City will flush major commercial areas of town to make sure that when building owners flush their own buildings, they will get the freshest water possible from our water mains.
For more information on water system flushing in St. Cloud please contact us at 320-255-7225.
Take a virtual tour of the City of St. Cloud's sources of solar energy. The City gets solar energy from solar arrays mounted on city-owned properties as well as community solar gardens. Take the tour and explore the solar energy sites here.
Lake George is a centerpiece and gathering place for our local community. Learn more about what St. Cloud has been doing to ensure water quality and keep Lake George a vibrant and beautiful part of our city by going to our Lake George Water Quality Improvement Storymap.