City of Newport, MN

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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

STORMWATER

At the July Planning Commission meeting, City Engineer John Stewart presented on stormwater management. Click here to view his presentation.

Controlling Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater is an environmental concern because, depending upon its source and path, it can contain or pick up contaminants which are then transferred to the surface or ground water to which it drains.  Certain contaminants can degrade the quality of the surface water so much that the health of plants and animals within and surrounding the water body are affected. 

You can help area lakes and rivers for as long as you own your home.  Stormwater runoff does not go to a wastewater treatment plant.  It flows directly into our lakes and rivers.  There are many ways you can reduce polluted runoff. 

  • Keep trash, leaves, and grass clippings off streets and out of storm drains, streams, and lakes.
  • Keep cars tuned up and repair leaks.
  • Properly dispose of hazardous wastes.
  • Don't pour oil, pesticides, paint, or other materials down the storm drain.
  • Minimize the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and de-icing materials.
  • Test your soil and use zero phosphate fertilizer if possible.
  • Pick up and bury or flush pet wastes.
  • Wash your car on the lawn or use a commercial carwash. 

For more information you can visit the MPCA's Stormwater website at www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater/index.html or call the MPCA Customer Assistance Center at (651) 297-2274 or (800) 646-6247. 

Thank you for helping to protect Newport and Minnesota's waters!

South Washington Watershed District Cost-Share Program

The South Washington Watershed District provides a cost-share program to residents for regional water quality improvement projects. Click here for more information.