Edina's infrastructure, its streets and curbs, storm and sanitary sewers, bridges, water mains, hydrants, pumping stations and wells (all the behind-the-scenes equipment and structures that form the physical backbone of the City), are in the care of the employees of Edina's Public Works Department. Those include:
- 230 miles of roadway
- 18 deep water wells
- 4 water treatment plants
- 4 water towers with a total capacity of 3 million gallons
- 4 million gallons of water in underground reservoir
- 23 sanitary sewer lift stations
- 11 storm sewer lift stations
- 80 miles of storm sewer mains
- 180 miles of sanitary sewer mains
- 200 miles of water mains
- $8 million in vehicles and equipment, including mowers, trucks of every description, snowplows, street sweepers, fire trucks, ambulances and police cars.
The Public Works Pipeline is published twice a year to keep residents informed on water quality, street construction, snowplowing and seasonal hazards. Summer issues include the annual report on the quality of drinking water in Edina.
- When can I expect my street to be swept?
Residential street sweeping takes place twice a year, once in the summer and in the fall. It takes four to five weeks to get the entire City swept. Weather predicts when the operation is in full swing.
- Fall is almost over. When will my snow stakes be installed?
Snow stakes are installed every fall generally after Halloween. They must be installed before the ground freezes or a major snowfall occurs.
- I've noticed colored flags in my yard. What do they mean?
Gopher State One Call takes requests from callers who plan to do excavation work. The utility companies or a utility locating services company mark the locations of the underground utilities with corresponding paint and flags.
- White = Proposed excavation
- Pink = Temporary survey markings
- Red = Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
- Yellow = Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
- Blue = Potable water
- Purple = Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
- Green = Sewer and Drain Lines.
- My yard waste was not picked up. Why?
The City does not pick up brush or yard waste. Residents who have yard waste they’d like to dispose of should check with their hauler.
- When will my fire hydrant be flushed?
The Utilities Division will flush hydrants for four weeks in May from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Other hydrants will also be flushed throughout the year as weather and water demand allows.
- Who do I call for problems with my water and sewer service?
Please call Public Works directly at 952-826-0375 to report water/sewer problems.
Their regular office hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To report a water or sewer emergency outside of regular office hours, please call the City Dispatcher at 952-826-1600 for after-hours water/sewer emergencies.