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Stormwater Drainage Utilities
Public Works

6844 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: 763-585-7100
Fx: 763-585-7159

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Storm Drainage Utilities provides for the collection of stormwater throughout the City. Stormwater is either conveyed to a regional or neighborhood treatment facility, such as a pond, and then outletted to a surface water or conveyed directly to the surface water. The City has 84-miles of storm sewers and nine neighborhood or regional pond or treatment systems.
Included in this division's responsibilities are the inspection and maintenance of all structures and lines, preventative maintenance and inspection of private stormwater treatment systems.

Storm Drainage Utilities Goals: 
  • Clean 8,000-feet of storm sewer lines of sand, debris and roots. 
  • Clean outfalls, skimmers and ponds as needed. 
  • Inspect public and private ponds and treatment systems.
  • Repair structures (approximately 30 to 40 per year) that are in need of repair or rebuilding now and scheduled cycle of repair. 
  • Televise all lines in next year's construction projects and approximately an additional 2,000-feet of trouble spots and the next area of scheduled cleaning. 

Stormwater Topics
    • Minimum Engineering Standards for Stormwater: Brooklyn Center uses and enforces the Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commissions' storm water rules and standards. 
    • Impaired Waters and TMDLs: The federal Clean Water Act requires states to adopt water quality standards to protect lakes, streams and wetlands from pollution. The standards define how much of a pollutant (bacteria, nutrients, turbidity, mercury, etc.) can be in the water and still meet designated uses, such as drinking water, fishing and swimming. 
    • Shingle Creek Clean Up: The Shingle Creek Clean Up has been postponed. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Division at 763-569-3340. 

      With help from you, Brooklyn Center can take part in keeping our creeks, lakes, ponds and rivers clean; improving the water quality of not only the metro area but the entire Mississippi watershed all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Do your part by helping to keep our community clean! We’ll provide volunteers with grabbers, safety vests, bags, and gloves - feel free to bring your own pair of gloves if you wish. Dress for the weather as the event continues rain or shine!  We hope to see you there!