Stormwater

September Flooding Survey

On the night of September 21-22, Fridley experienced an extreme rainfall event. Rainfall of between 5” and 11” were reported overnight. The rainfall was more intense toward the north city limits, but was severe citywide. In much of Fridley, the storm exceeded the design capacity of drainage systems, resulting in flash flooding.

Unfortunately, numerous properties in Fridley sustained damage due to flooding. We want to understand whether your property was impacted, and if so, to what extent. This will help to assess area drainage systems, and evaluate where improvements may be needed. We have created a survey that has been mailed out to properties in the hardest hit areas. We're asking this to be filled out and returned by October 14th to help us better understand the impact of this storm.

​If you prefer, we have options for an online version of this survey. There are three separate links for residential properties, commercial properties and apartment/rental properties. The links are found below. We thank you for your feedback. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 763-572-3566.

Residential Survey
Commercial Survey
Apartment/Rental Survey


You Can Help!
Be a champion for clean water and set an example for your neighborhood. One easy way to help with stormwater pollution is sweeping in the street near your local stormdrain. Cleaning out debris, sediment and leaves after storms or at the end of a season keeps it out of stormdrains. Water in stormdrains, in the main, goes directly into water bodies like Moore Lakes, Locke Lake and the Mississippi River.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention
The City of Fridley’s stormwater system is a small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permitted through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) outlines the activities that the City undertakes as part of this permit. These activities are intended to promote maintenance of water quality to the waters that the City of Fridley’s stormwater system discharges to.

Our MS4 permit application details the steps and plans we have in regards to stormwater management including, but not limited to, public education and involvement. In an effort to give you access to our stormwater permitting requirements in a way that is convenient to you and to comply with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requirements, we have placed it online. Click here to view/download our annual MS4 permit application/plan details.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to make comments on these plans or this process, please feel free to email them to Kay Qualley, Environmental Planner, or call (763) 572-3594.

Additional Resources
More information on stormwater can be found at the following links:

EPA Storm Water Web Site

MPCA Storm Water Web Site