"Clean H2Owatonna" is the City of Owatonna's Stormwater Management Program to keep our streams, river, and waterways clean of pollution.
What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. Instead, it flows from rooftops, across paved areas, and through sloped lawns. As stormwater moves across these surfaces, it can pick up and carry along pollutants such as:
Grease and Oil
Bacteria and Pathogens
Sediment and Debris
We are situated in the Cannon River Watershed. All stormwater enters our community storm system and eventually flows to:
From the Straight River it makes way to:
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program
Our community is governed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit called MS4 Permit.