Sewers

Storm Sewer Information

The city has a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) to detect and prevent illicit discharges (oil, paint, fertilizer, pet waste, grass clippings, etc.) from entering the city’s storm sewer system, ditches, ponds, or Lake Minnetonka. View the SWPPP via the link at the bottom of this page. If you observe an illicit discharge, call 911. If you have any comments regarding the city's SWPPP, please send to administrator@greenwoodmn.com.

Sanitary Sewer Information

The city sewers are designed to dispose of TWO, and ONLY two very specific things: human waste and toilet paper. When sewer pumps clog, the cost the city taxpayers is $2500+ to rebuild. When clean water is dumped in to the sanitary sewer system, the city is fined by the Met Council for cleaning water that is already clean.

Discharges from sump pumps and foundation drains into the sanitary sewer are prohibited. If you observe an illicit sanitary sewer discharge, call the city at 952.474.6633.

Just because the packaging on a product says it is “disposable” or “flushable” does not mean it should be flushed down a toilet. Face cleansing cloths, baby wipes, toilet cleaning pads, and cleaning cloths like Swiffers should NEVER be flushed down a toilet. Click on this link for a Guide to What You CAN and CANNOT Put Down the Drain.

NEVER FLUSH

•  Plastic of any kind
•  Clothing
•  Wash cloths, towels, rags
•  Vitamins, medicines or other drugs
•  Sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms, or any non-organic material
•  Hair
•  Food items containing seeds and peelings
•  Fats, oils, and grease
•  Egg shells, nutshells, and coffee grounds
•  Dental floss
•  Napkins (paper or cloth) and paper towels
•  Swiffers
•  Toilet bowl scrub pads
•  Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, and moist wipes
•  Facial tissues
•  Diapers (cloth, disposable, or flushable) 

Keep your sewer system healthy!                       

 

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