The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit was created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in order to comply with the Clean Water Act and reduce pollution from stormwater to surface waters and groundwater. Eagle Lake is classified as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) city, and subject to requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit process. The City holds its required annual storm water meeting the 1st Monday of June each year at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall which allows for public input. Any questions about the City’s MS4 permit can be directed to the City Administrator at 507-257-3218 or

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Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention Tips

City Code: Chapter 18-Storm Water Drainage Utility

ATTENTION RESIDENTS WITH BACKYARD POOLS: PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE DRAINING YOUR POOL THIS SUMMER! For pools greater than 1,000 gallons in maximum capacity, water shall sit untreated and uncovered (exposed to sunlight) for a minimum of seven (7) consecutive days without the addition of chlorine to allow for chlorine to evaporate before discharge.