Who’s in charge of stormwater management?
Stormwater management and surface water quality is an issue that every community is faced with today. Polluted stormwater continues to affect our lakes, streams, rivers and natural water resources. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has been delegated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit. This permitting program requires local governments to develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) that incorporates structural, procedural and operational practices that help prevent contamination of stormwater prior to discharge into nearby surface waters.

The City of Rosemount has developed its very own Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) designed to meet the specific needs and issues within the community.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. Why do I need to be concerned about stormwater runoff?
3. My property is adjacent to a storm water pond and I don’t like all the tall grass and wildflowers surrounding it. Can I mow it down and do my own landscaping?
4. Who’s in charge of stormwater management?
5. What are Best Management Practices (BMPs)?
6. What Is Nonpoint Source Pollution?
7. What do all the abbreviations mean?