Stormwater Utility

Stormwater management

The public is invited to review and comment on the Waite Park Stormwater Management Design Standards.  Please email your comments or mail to:

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.

regulatory background

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:

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Participation and Involvement
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Runoff Controls
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations