The city promotes storm water techniques that improve the quality of run-off. Infiltration basins, such as rain gardens, help prevent an increase in storm water runoff and improve the quality of the amount discharged.
- Contact the engineering division at 952-939-8206 to provide comments and feedback on storm water management or to report illicit discharges (example: sanitary sewer connected to storm sewer).
- Call 952-988-8400 or use our online request system to report broken or malfunctioning storm sewers (storm drain, catch basin, drainage way, pipes, etc.) or other maintenance issues.
- Call 952-939-8233 or use our online request system to request the installation of a new storm sewer or another solution to address a flooding or erosion problem.
- To report construction site sedimentation or erosion affecting public streets or adjoining properties, contact Natural Resources Specialist Aaron Schwartz at 952-988-8422.
Storm water studies
In response to resident concerns about high water levels on Huntingdon Pond – located just northwest of Highway 7 and Shady Oak Road – the city analyzed options to install a permanent storm sewer outlet.
On Feb. 27, 2020, the presented two possible solutions and impacts at a neighborhood meeting. View the meeting presentation to learn more.
Resident feedback will be reviewed and will help guide any potential solutions. Any improvements would need city council approval and funding by the city’s Capital Improvements Program.
Contact Sarah Schweiger at 952-939-8233 to ask questions or learn more.
Storm water pond contaminant litigation
Together with several other Minnesota cities, the City of Minnetonka has filed a federal lawsuit against seven refiners of coal tar for allegedly contaminating numerous storm water ponds with chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH).
The city is seeking damages to fund proper disposal of PAH contaminants.
PAH is found in coal tar sealant, which is a product that was commonly applied to driveways and parking lots before the State of Minnesota banned the sale and use of sealants containing PAH in 2015.
Regardless of the lawsuit’s outcome, the city plans to begin testing ponds for PAH in 2019. Cleanup will begin following testing.
Storm water pond contaminant litigation frequently asked questions