The City of Moorhead is committed to improving water quality and reducing the amount of pollutants entering our waterways.
- River Keepersis a non-profit organization established in 1990 to protect and preserve the integrity and natural environment of the Red River.
- Storm Drain Marking is a volunteer program to teach others in our community about stormwater.
- Storm Drain Doorhanger is a reminder to keep pollutants off streets, driveways, sidewalks and out of our storm drains.
- Adopt-a-Pond is a program to provide residents, business owners, and community groups opportunities to promote better water quality and appearance of stormwater ponds.
Storm drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer or the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
- Storm drains carry rainwater and snowmelt away from developed areas.
- When water flows over the ground it picks up a variety of pollutants.
- Stormwater discharges to ponds, ditches and the Red River.
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are procedures and practices that help prevent pollutants such as dirt, chemicals, trash, metal, pet waste, automotive fluids, and other hazardous materials from entering the storm sewer system. You can help keep ponds, ditches, and the Red River clean by applying the BMPs in the following brochures:
- Automotive Service and Repair Shops
- Car Washing
- Cigarette Butts Fact Sheet
- Commercial and Industrial Activities
- Fat, Oils and Grease Fact Sheet
- General Stormwater Issues
- Lawn and Garden Care
- Mobile Service Providers
- Motor Oil
- Pet Waste
- Pool, Spa and Fountain
- Retail Gas Stations
- Stormwater Pond Maintenance
- Trash Fact Sheet
To report an illicit discharge email the Stormwater Staffor call 218.299.5386