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.