City of Waite Park, PO Box 339, Waite Park MN 56387
stormwater system information
Storm water runoff from Waite Park flows partly to the Sauk River northwest of the City, partly to small basins and highway drainageways west of the developed part of town, and partly to the St. Cloud storm sewer system.
Water quality deterioration has prompted the US-EPA to mandate the City of Waite Park to comply with Phase II of the Stormwater Management Program. The City of Waite Park's Stormwater Utility has an important role in maintaining and improving water quality.
The city is responsible to maintain a Minnesota General National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).
To comply with the NPDES Permit, the City is enforcing a stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). The city's SWPPP includes best management practices (BMPs) designed to reduce negative impacts on water quality to the maximum extent possible. The SWPPP includes six control measures:
Public Education and Outreach
Public Participation and Involvement
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction Site Runoff Controls
Post-Construction Stormwater Management
Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations