The City of St. Clair maintains a Storm Water System which includes, storm sewer mains, catch basins and manholes. The system has five (5) major outlets to the LeSueur River, including the storm water drainage ditch on the east end of the town.
To help maintain the Storm Water System, the City of St. Clair has a City-Wide Storm Water Utility.
STORM WATER DRAINAGE UTILITY RATES:
|Single Family Residential:||$6.00 per acre|
|Multi-Family Residential:||$30.00 per acre|
|Non-Residential:||$30.00 per acre|
|Cemeteries:||$10.00 per acre|
ONLY RAIN IN THE STORM DRAIN!
In addition to grass clippings, leaves and debris, storm water often contains materials found on streets and parking lots such as oil, antifreeze, gasoline, soil, litter, pet wastes, fertilizers and pesticides. When even small amounts of these materials enter lakes and streams, they become pollutants that can kill fish and reduce water aesthetics.
GRASS CLIPPINGS, LEAVES, TWIGS and YARD DEBRIS
When it rains, grass clippings, leaves and other yard debris can end up in storm drains, causing blockages. Preventing these blockages is easy.
- Compost grass clippings.
- Keep mowed grass off the street by mowing grass into the yard not into the street.
- Do not rake grass or leaves into the street or curb/gutter. It can plug city drainage systems.
- Do not allow soil, leaves or grass clippings to accumulate on driveways, sidewalks, or in streets.
Storm drains in St. Clair transport rain to the LeSueur River. Storm water often contains materials found on streets and parking lots such as grass clippings, oil, antifreeze, gasoline, soil, litter, pet wastes, fertilizers, pesticides and leaves. When even small amounts of these materials enter lakes and streams, they become pollutants that can kill fish and reduce water aesthetics.
HELP KEEP STORM DRAINS CLEAN
Do not dispose of motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, paints, solvents, or other materials in storm drains.
- When doing vehicle maintenance and repairs, clean up spilled liquids and other materials.
- Wash vehicles on a grassy area rather than on the driveway and reduce the amount of soap used. Using biodegradable soap or low phosphate to wash vehicles is best.
- Sweep fertilizer and soil off driveways and walkways.
- Dispose of pet wastes properly.