Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are among the most important natural resources for Minnesotans, and we all have an interest in ensuring their quality for future generations. But when rain falls on impervious surfaces such as paved streets, parking lots and rooftops, it can collect materials that pollute our water resources. Polluted water runoff containing pesticides, sediment, nutrients, oil, chemicals and litter is transported through storm sewer systems to our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands without treatment. Under the federal Clean Water Act, municipalities must implement management practices to reduce the risk of pollution entering waterbodies through a stormwater system. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency oversees and administers a permit program on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency that regulates these management practices to ensure that federal and state requirements are being met. The Township’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) lays out the management practices the Township employs to address pollution within its stormwater system and to meet regulatory requirements.

Public Comments Accepted

The Township accepts public comments on the township’s SWPPP throughout the year. To do so, please contact the Town Clerk at or 651.436.4773. Comments received will be considered as part of the annual program review.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SWPPP: Stormwater_Pollution_Prevention_Program_(SWPPP)

Additional Resources

West Lakeland Township is part of the East Metro Water Resource Education Program (EMWREP) which is a partnership of local units of government to with the goal of providing education about issues affecting local lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands to improve the health of our water resources.

Learn More About How You Can Help: EMWREP

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