Stormwater Education for the Urban Fringe

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
University of Minnesota Extension Service
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Project Overview

The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) program is in the process of issuing the small MS4 general permit to new permittees who have been designated based on the results of the 2010 Census. These permittees were notified on February 25, 2015 that they will need to apply for the Permit within 18 months. We need to provide outreach on stormwater management and environmental impacts to ensure that they achieve a basic understanding of why the MS4 Permit exists, and why their municipality is in the program. At the same time that new permittees will join the program, MPCA wants to increase awareness of stormwater management practices in other cities, townships, and counties that may be on the urban fringe, because these are the areas that are undergoing population growth and development projects. In order to protect water quality in areas unregulated by the MS4 Permit, we believe that we should make an attempt to reach out to these municipalities and provide information about stormwater best management practices and basic hydrology.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
University of Minnesota Ext. Service
Street Address
433 Coffey Hall 1420 Eckles Ave
St. Paul
Zip Code
(612) 624-5429