There's a Storm Drain Near My Home; What Do I Need to Know?

Anything washed from your property into the street goes into storm drains and ultimately ends up in our wetlands, lakes, ponds and waterways. Some of the things that are contaminating our wetlands, lakes, ponds, and waterways include: oil and gasoline, grass clippings and fertilizer, pet droppings, leaves, paint and toxic household products. Although it may seem somewhat harmless to pour a bit of old paint or spilled fertilizer into the storm sewer, please consider that the plants and wildlife that depend on water to survive and to thrive are being adversely affected. Become a Storm Sewer Steward for the storm sewer near your property by removing leaves, grass, trash that collect at the grate. Should you see someone considering putting something other than water into the storm drain, please email Public Works or call 651-730-2740.

Easy to remember: Only Rain in the Drain!

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1. What are the winter parking regulations?
2. What Items Does Public Works Accept for Disposal?
3. What is the process for fixing a streetlight?
4. Does the city really give away trees every year?
5. I Live Near Water; What Do I Need to Know?
6. How Do I Borrow a Buckthorn Wrench from the City?
7. Does Public Works Accept Branches, Brush and Christmas Trees?
8. When May I Water my Lawn and Garden?
9. Can Vehicles Park by Mailboxes?
10. Will the City Replace My Mailbox If It Is Hit By a Plow?
11. There's a Storm Drain Near My Home; What Do I Need to Know?
12. When Does the City Flush Out Hydrants?
13. Can Basketball Hoops or Hockey Nets be in the Street?
14. Where Can I Dispose of a Tire?
15. I Have an Irrigation System; What Do I Need to Know?
16. What Do I Need to Know About Running a Sump Pump?
17. Who Should I Call if the Sewer Backs Up?
18. Why does the city have load limits on certain streets?
19. What is the hardness of Oakdale's water?
20. How do I request a traffic sign?
21. How do I apply for a right-of-way permit?