STORMWATER

"Clean H2Owatonna" is the City of Owatonna's Stormwater Management Program to keep our streams, river, and waterways  clean of pollution.

Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. Instead, it flows from rooftops, across paved areas, and through sloped lawns. As stormwater moves across these surfaces, it can pick up and carry along pollutants such as yard and pet waste, sediment, chemicals, oil, grease, and other possible contaminants. This water enters our community storm drains and flows directly, untreated, to Maple Creek, Crane Creek, or the Straight River.

Upcoming Stormwater Projects:

The Stormwater Management Department is excited to announce two new programs to help improve water quality in our natural resources. 

  1. Adopt a Catch Basin
  2. Adopt a Rain Garden
  3. Rain Garden Cost Share

Rain Garden Workshop Follow Up

Thank you to all who attended the Rain Garden Workshop last night, held on April 10th, 2013  at the Community Education.  Below are the Powerpoint Slides and the Blue Thumb video.   

Please feel free to contact us for when you'd like to schedule an onsite visit, stormwater@ci.owatonna.mn.us.  Or call 507-774-7300

Rain Garden Workshop Presentation Basics 1 of 4

Rain Garden Workshop Presentation Design 2 of 4

Rain Garden Workshop Presentation Plant Selection 3 of 4

Rain Garden Workshop Presentation Const. &  Maint. 4 of 4

Blue Thumb Installation Video