This website was created to inform our community about the effects of stormwater pollution and how to help prevent discharges into our local receiving waters.
Stormwater can be defined as water that runs off our property and collects pollutants that wash into our catch basins. The polluted water is then transferred to our local receiving waters.
The way we try to combat the effects of storm water runoff is by implementing best management practices (BMPs) for residents, businesses, and construction. You can find BMPs and educational material on this website:
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (PDF)
- Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance (PDF)
- Potable Water Line Discharges (PDF)
- Sanitary Sewer Back-Ups (PDF)
- Spill Clean-Up (PDF)
- Storm Drainage System (PDF)
- Street Sweeping and Road Maintenance (PDF)
- Swimming Pool Maintenance (PDF)
- Vehicle and Equipment Fueling (PDF)
- Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance and Storage (PDF)
- Vehicle and Equipment Washing (PDF)
- Waste Management (PDF)
- Application and Handling of Chemicals (PDF)
- Cold Weather Operations and Snow Storage Areas (PDF)
- Concrete Pouring and Finishing (PDF)
- Facilities and Building Maintenance (PDF)
- Firefighting, Fire Training, and Suppression System Testing (PDF)
- Golf Course and City Park Maintenance (PDF)
Please help our community control storm water pollution.
Information Related to Storm Water
- 2020 Storm Water public meeting presentation (PDF)
- East Grand Forks Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (PDF)
- City of East Grand Forks Storm Water Ordinance (PDF)
Posters Related to Storm Water Management and Pollution Prevention
Links to other Storm Water Information
If you have questions or concerns please email Public Works or call the Storm Water Pollution hotline at 218-773-1313.