Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

Stormwater runoff is one of the biggest impediments to surface water quality in Apple Valley. Under the federal Clean Water Act, cities must implement management practices to reduce the risk of pollution entering waterbodies through a stormwater system. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  oversees and administers a permit program on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency  that regulates these management practices to ensure that federal and state requirements are being met. The Apple Valley Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) lays out the management practices the City employs to address pollution within its stormwater system and to meet regulatory requirements. The TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Accounting Spreadsheet (see link below) summarize the water quality efforts Apple Valley completes to improve the water quality of impaired waters within the City.  

Public Notice Underway Now - September 10, 2021
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has placed the City's  Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) Document  for coverage under the 2020 Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit MNR040000 (MS4 General Permit) on a 30-day public notice comment period from August 10, 2021 to September 10, 2021. You can see the state's public notice here

To provide comments, please contact Samantha Berger at samantha.berger@applevalleymn.gov or 952-953-2462.  Comments received will be considered as part of the program development required under the new 2020 state permit on stormwater management.  Learn more about the state permit at 2020 MS4 permit

2020 MS4 Permit Application and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

Summary of Water Quality Efforts (TMDL Accounting) Spreadsheet

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