Stormwater Collections

Have you ever wondered what happens to water when it rains? Who takes care of it? Where does it go? Once a rain drop hits the ground, it may soak into the ground or move through the catch basins and pipes located throughout the City of Saint Peter.  Depending on where you live in town, your stormwater is carried to different regional areas for either treatment or disposal to the Minnesota River.

The City currently has 35 miles of piping and 1,415 catch basins, which are maintained by City staff.  There are also 20 different drainage districts located through the City.  The stomwater infrastructure has an estimated replacement value of $21,200,000.