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Storm Water Management in Rochester, Minnesota
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As our community grows, so must or commitment to protecting and improving the quality of our water resources.  Our lakes, rivers, and wetlands help make Rochester one of the nations' most livable communities.  Keeping our water resources clean and useable is in everyone's interest.

The stormwater website is undergoing an upgrade that includes restructuring. Our new website will be launched in upcoming months. Please contact 507-328-2440 or if you need any assistance locating items during this time. 

Now accepting applications for the Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost-Share Grant program! Click here to learn more about the program, including how to apply.

The City of Rochester Announces Stormwater Service Districts
Due to the volume of grading, drainage, and other stormwater related calls, the City of Rochester has established two service districts that will be managed by the Stormwater Utility/Flood Control Project Compliance Specialists in the Public Works Department. The service districts are divided by Highway 14.

Click here for a map of the service districts.

DNR/MPCA Cooperative Stream Gaging Site - hyperlinks to real time river level data

Rochester's Storm Water Ponds & Mosquitoes - learn why storm water ponds limit the ability for mosquitoes to complete their life cycle and how you can prevent mosquito habitats from forming in your backyard.

Decing Options - Did you know that temperature plays a role in whether or not your decing product will be effective? Use this handout to help determine which deicing product will work best this winter.