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Rochester, MN 55904
Rochester's Construction & Development community plays a critical role in preventing pollution of our local water resources.
Thank you for your efforts to comply and go above and beyond to protect our water. This page is a go-to resource to learn about requirements and innovative methods to prevent pollution from construction sites in the City of Rochester.
When stormwater drains off a construction site, it carries sediment and other pollutants that harm lakes, streams, and wetlands. According to the 1996 National Water Quality Inventory, stormwater runoff is a leading source of water pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 20 to 150 tons of soil per acre are lost every year to stormwater runoff from construction sites. Many studies indicate that controlling erosion can significantly reduce the amount of sedimentation and other pollutants transported by runoff from construction sites.
Design Standards & Templates
- City of Rochester - Olmsted County Planning Department Website
- City of Rochester Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Manual (updated 2015)
- Stormwater Management Grading Checklist (updated 2014)
- Drainage Report for Single Lot Commercial Development (updated 2010)
- Drainage Report Template (updated 2010)
Stormwater related questions that pertain to developments in Rochester can be directed to: