City of Red Wing

Storm Water

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Updates

The City of Red Wing's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Policy (SWPPP) has a provision to update our website with stormwater information 4 times per year.   Check the links below for SWPP information updates.


City of Red Wing's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program

For more information on the Storm Water Utility Fees, please view the following links.

On February 15, 2007, the City of Red Wing embarked on a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) to comply with the Federal Clean Water Act. Working with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Red Wing is tasked with restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters Minnesota. We all share some of this responsibility and we all can help to make a difference in cleaning up the liquid environment around us. Please get involved in the process and please make suggestions.

This webpage is designed to inform residents what the City of Red Wing is doing to prevent storm water pollution and to solicit input from concerned citizens- all citizens in Red Wing should be concerned about water pollution because Red Wing's storm sewers drain directly into the Mississippi River. While we can’t all live upstream, we can all participate in practices that preserve our environment. These practices are what Storm Water Pollution Prevention is all about. Working under the strict guidelines of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Red Wing has agreed to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to achieve Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) by promising to do six very important things to improve storm water quality:

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Involvement and Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post Construction Runoff Control
  6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping.

While the City of Red Wing has been pursuing many of these objectives for years, the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program is focusing our efforts to learn more about storm water pollution and, then, is refocusing our efforts to do the right things to prevent it. The City of Red Wing has adopted an aggressive pollution prevention plan with a primary focus on public education. More information and activities is available throughout this website, in Red Wing's Current newsletter, on Channel 6, and in the classrooms at Twin Bluff Middle School.

Click here to view a PDF of the entire SWPPP document.

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