- Public Works
No Street Parking 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Country Club Neighborhood June 5 to June 30From Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 30, Public Works is requesting that Edina Country Club neighborhood residents and visitors do not park on the street between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read on...
Spring Hydrant Flushing Begins May 1Water is safe to drink despite appearing rust-colored during flushing, but it potentially could stain laundry so run the tap until the water is clear. Read on...
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.
- There is a pothole on my street. When will it be fixed?
Potholes are repaired during the summer blacktop season. Service requests submitted by residents to Edina311 help us identify areas in need of a repair. If you notice a pothole please report it to Edina311.
- 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.
- 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.
- My water bill seems high this month. Why has it increased?
Common reasons for a high water bill could be summer irrigation usage, dripping or leaky faucets, running toilets, or malfunctioning water softener.
- 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.
- I need a dumpster on my property. What are my options?
There are two options for placement of these items:
1- Place on private property. (Driveway or yard). With this option, you can leave the items 24 hours a day until the project is done.
2- Place refuse containers (dumpsters) in a designated "Street Parking" lane. This is allowed for a maximum of 12 daytime hours before it needs to be removed. No exceptions. Refuse containers placed illegally will be ticketed and removed at the owner's expense.
You may not block a lane of traffic, bike lane, or bus lane and there is no permit allowing you to do so.
For more information, please contact the Planning Department at 952-826-0369.