The purpose of this page is to provide residents, business owners, contractors and visitors to the area an educational opportunity to better understand the value of stormwater so we can best protect the water resources of the community. The stormwater page will highlight the efforts done by the City to provide stormwater management and provides a resource to developers and citizens for compliance with local, state and federal stormwater ordinances and laws.
City of Brainerd's MS4 Permit
Education & Outreach
Initiatives related to pollution prevention/good housekeeping activities
- Fact Sheets / Brochures
- Homeowner/Business Factsheet (PDF)
- Erosion and Sediment Control Brochure (PDF)
- Single-Family Residential Construction Brochure (PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Management Brochure (PDF)
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Information (PDF)
- Pet Waste Best Management Practices (PDF)
- Lawn Care and Landscaping Best Management Practices (PDF)
- MPCA/Brainerd/Baxter Contractor Training on Subdivisions/Common Plan of Development
Funding is provided through the City's Storm Water Utility.
Storm Water Projects
- Little Buffalo Creek Rain Gardens
- There are no specific storm water projects identified at this time
City ordinances related to storm water:
- Erosion Control (PDF)
- Storm Sewer Utility (PDF)
- Storm Water Management (PDF)
- Storm Water and Urban Runoff Pollution (PDF)
City of Brainerd Standard Operating Procedures and Enforcement Response PlanThe City of Brainerd's Standard Operating Procedures for enforcement of stormwater ordinances and regulations per the City's MS4 (Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System) Permit administered throgh the MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency).
- Public Education and Outreach Plan and Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)
- Public Participation and Involvement Plan and Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination/Spill Response Plan and Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)
- Construction Side Erosion and Sediment Control and Post Construction Stormwater Management Plan and Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations Plan and Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)
- Enforcement Response Plan (PDF)
Storm Water Management Plans
- Brainerd Stormwater Engineering Manual (PDF)
- Storm Water Management Plan Requirements (PDF)
- Construction Site Erosion Control Inspection Form (PDF)
Best Management Practices
More Storm Water Information
Public Comment & Complaint Procedure
The City would like feedback on its storm water ordinances, policies and SWPPP. If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or input on storm water related issues please give us a call at 218-828-2307 or email us.
Report Illicit Discharges
To report illegal dumping or illicit discharges into the storm sewer system, please call us at 218-828-2307 or email us.