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All stormwater in New Hope is discharged to various lakes, ponds, and streams throughout the city. Because of New Hope’s topography, the city is divided into 12 different sub-watersheds. Each sub-watershed has several miles of pipes and structures to carry the stormwater to its destination. These pipes and structures are owned and maintained by the city. On an annual basis, the storm sewers are cleaned, inspected, and repaired (as necessary) by staff members.

Storm drainage from about the southern one-half of New Hope is part of the watershed that ultimately flows into Bassett Creek. Runoff from the northern half of New Hope is part of the watershed that flows into Shingle Creek. Both watershed areas flow into the Mississippi River. New Hope participates with several other cities in two watershed management organizations - Bassett Creek Water Management Commission and Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission. Those agencies are the regional governing bodies that manage and protect the water resources within their watershed boundaries.

For more information about regional stormwater management, visit the local Watershed Management Organization's (WMO) websites by following the links below:

Lawn Clippings

The Utilities Department requests that residents do not blow their leaves, grass clippings, or other yard debris into the streets. The debris can block catch basins, preventing them from working properly which may result in poor drainage or minor flooding along local streets.

Stormwater Specialist/Project Coordinator
Nick Macklem
Phone: 763-592-6765
[email protected]
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