Shoreview has a variety of lakes, waterways, and storm ponds. These provide the community with plenty recreational and environmental benefits. Protecting these areas is important. Shoreview does this by:
- Street sweeping to prevent leaves and road salt from entering storm drains
- Performing regular stormwater pond maintenance
- Reducing the amount of road salt used by pre-treating roads before storms
Residents can also help protect Shoreview's water resources by:
- Reporting any suspicious dumping or spills
- Letting neighbors know that anything on the ground can wash into the city's lakes and waterways
- Checking with the city or watershed district before starting any projects
Shoreview is divided into two watershed districts. Watershed districts are local units of government. They work in communities to help solve and prevent water-related issues. They also offer free educational resources and technical help.
Shoreview maintains a Surface Water Pollution Prevention Plan. The plan outlines how Shoreview will maintain and improve water quality. Progress reports are submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency annually. A copy of the plan is available below.
Shoreview also has a Surface Water Management Plan. This plan guides future water quality improvement efforts in the city. A copy of the plan is available below.
Residents are encouraged to help keep Shoreview's waters clean by volunteering to clean out their closest storm drain a few times a year.