General Department Information:
The Engineering Department surveys, designs, estimates and prepares plans, reports and specifications for the construction of new streets, sidewalks, water mains, sanitary sewers and storm drains.
For information on Projects in bidding, Projects in construction and construction status log in to our secure eGram site. Click here to reach the site. An user account is required to log into eGram for some of the project information.The department also ensures compliance of water quality and water quantity requirements established by:
In March 2003, in response to the State and Federal Pollution Control Authority requirements, the City of Robbinsdale prepared and adopted a 5 year plan of actions to improve the quality of stormwater runoff into our receiving waters and the waterways of downstream communities. One of the elements of this plan is that of community involvement.
As part of the community involvement element of the plan, we have made this plan available electronically and welcome comments and suggestions as part of a continual improvement process to help us make our efforts better. The adopted Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) including the original Best Management Practices (BMP’s), additional BMP summary sheets, Impaired Waters BMP Summary Sheet, Twin and Ryan Lakes Nutrient TMDL and adopted Chloride TMDL BMPs are available on the City website for review by our residents and other interested parties.
The SWPPP and related documents are in PDF format (follow embedded links). Adobe reader is required to read it.
For more information on how to keep our community water clean click the following link: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (PDF).
For more information on how to limit sediment erosion on construction sites, follow this link: Construction Site Erosion Control Brochure.
In addition the Engineering Department reviews and inspects private construction projects to determine compatibility with sanitary sewers and storm drains. They investigate drainage complaints. The department maintains records of location and depth of as-built sanitary sewers, storm drains and water mains. In addition it maintains and provides flood zone information.
The department provides coordination between the City and consultants, contractors, developers and various agencies. The department is also responsible for the Municipal State Aid Street System and the Pavement Management System. It administers special assessments, as-built records of improvement and address maps. The department proposes construction projects for the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is a projection of when projects are undertaken, and may shift based on deterioration.
It also makes recommendations for municipal improvements including residential streets and sidewalks, sanitary sewers, street lighting, alleys, and storm sewers.
Capital Improvement Plans are updated every year as conditions change. To view a map of the 5 year Capital Works Plan, click here.
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