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City Events

City Council Meeting Tue Sep 27 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Rogers Farmers Market Wed Sep 28 @ 3:00PM - 06:30PM
Rogers Farmers Market Wed Oct 05 @ 3:00PM - 06:30PM
City Council Meeting Tue Oct 11 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Park Board Meeting Thu Oct 13 @ 5:30PM -

Announcements, Events, Recently Updated


storm-water-fee-announcementSince the recent annexation, there has been inquiries about the storm water fee that is on all utility bills. The following are answers to frequently asked questions related to Rogers stormwater management.

What is a stormwater utility?

A dedicated revenue source for operation and maintenance of the City’s storm water systems.  Mn State Statute section 444.075 authorized local governments to create storm water utilities in 1983.

Why is Storm Water Management Important?

The City’s storm sewer system conveys rain runoff through ditches, pipes, ponds, and swales to streams, lakes and wetlands.  Management of this system is important to:

  • Preserve natural resources
  • Protect people and property
  • Improve water quality
  • Reduce flooding and insurance risk

What does stormwater utility pay for?

  • Operation and Maintenance
    • Portion of salaries dedicated to stormwater
    • Street sweeping
    • Inspections and maintenance
    • Pond sediment removal
    • Drainage system repair
  • Capital Improvements
    • Storm sewer replacement and upsizing
    • Construction of ponds and other stormwater treatment infrastructure
    • Equipment replacement
  • Local, State, and Federal Requirements
    • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit through the NPDES program
      • $13,000 - $23,000 annually (Includes inspection, reporting, education, and more.)
    • Waste Load Reductions for Impaired Waters for Lake Henry, Rush Creek, Diamond Lake, French Lake, Crow River
    • Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission
      • Stormwater Management Plan
  • Other Storm Water Management Programs
    • Planning, education, studies
    • Administration of Wetland Conservation Act as Local Governing Unit
    • Review of stormwater management plans for redevelopment projects

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