Storm Drainage System
Surface water drainage in the City of Ramsey is generally in a southeasterly direction and with few exceptions ends up in the Rum and/or the Mississippi River. The City of Ramsey is totally located within the Lower Rum River Watershed Management Organization.
The City of Ramsey is responsible for maintenance of its storm drainage system, which includes pipes, constructed ponds, lakes, wetlands, ditches, swales, and other drainage ways.
In addition to more typical maintenance measures, maintenance of the City's storm drainage system may also mean maintaining or restoring the ecological characteristics of the natural portions of the storm drainage system. The City of Ramsey recognizes the importance of maintaining all of the City's storm drainage facilities. Proper maintenance will ensure that the storm drainage system provides the necessary flood control and water quality treatment.
Private Storm Water Facilities
Owners of private storm water facilities are responsible for maintaining their facilities in proper condition, consistent with the original performance design standards. Responsibilities include removal and proper disposal of all settled materials from ponds, sumps, grit chambers, and other devices, including settled solids.
- How is the cost of maintaining the storm drainage system financed?
- I do not produce any run-off, why do I have to pay for a storm drainage utility?
- Is there anyone that is exempt for the storm drainage utility fee?
- Why should I have to pay for the installation of storm sewer pipes in new neighborhoods?
- Why is this on my utility bill instead of my property tax statement?