MS4 Pond Maintenance

General Information


The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit requires permitted agencies to inspect all ponds and outfalls (the point where storm water enters into a receiving water body) once every five years, or about 20% per year. The goal of the inspection is to determine whether a component is in good working condition and able to perform its intended function.  Pond inspections are generally scheduled to begin in June.

See Before and After photos of pond outfalls.

Contact Information
If you have questions or concerns about this ongoing project, please call our Public Works Department at 651-322-2022.

Helpful Resources


Environmental Protection Agency: http://www2.epa.gov/learn-issues/learn-about-water
Dakota County Environmental Management Dept: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/environment/waterresources