Public education and outreach

Residents can learn how to improve the water quality in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Public Works strives to educate residents about the ways they can improve the water quality in Minneapolis.

The Adopt-A-Drain Program and the Storm Drain Stenciling Program are good examples of outreach initiatives that people can participate in, completely free of charge.

City personnel use state-of-the-art technology and modern training methods to stay well informed in today's ever changing world. 

Minneapolis Environmental Services is responsible for enforcing environmental regulations, as well as handling spill clean ups, sometimes with the assistance of Minneapolis Sewer Maintenance staff. They also provide educational brochures and water quality information to the public.

To increase awareness of water quality issues and encourage community involvement, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff provides water quality information and education to City residents through:

Water quality education programs are required as part of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and are funded by the MPRB and the City of Minneapolis.

Contact us

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




Public Service Center
250 South 4th St, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.