The Belle Plaine Public Works Department is here to serve the citizens of Belle Plaine. The Department performs numerous tasks and duties throughout the City of Belle Plaine.
Belle Plaine Water Treatment Facility
In 2007 the City of Belle Plaine engaged the services of Bolton and Menk, Inc. to study and design a new water treatment facility to meet existing needs, accommodate future growth, and meet drinking water quality standards to provide a safe drinking water supply to the residents of Belle Plaine.
The treatment facility has been designed to remove iron and manganese from the raw water as well as chlorinate and fluoridate the water to enhance public health. Future advanced treatment can be accomplished by adding reverse osmosis membrane filters to the facility.
Meters should be paid for and picked up at City Hall located at 218 Meridian Street North. A 24-hour notice is required for meter pick-up. Please follow this same procedure when obtaining a second meter for lawn irrigation systems. You may call 952-873-5553 to schedule a water meter pick-up.
Irrigation Meters are available for purchase and installation by a plumber. This second meter is for outdoor watering only and has no sewer fees. A plumbing permit is required. For questions call the City of Belle Plaine main office at 952-873-5553.
Consumer Confidence Reports
Water Testing Results
In an effort to help residents reduce usage and the amount charged on that usage, The City of Belle Plaine Utilities Department would like to direct you to the WaterSense website sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The website explains many ways you can conserve water inside and outside of your home, calculate your water savings, water sense for kids, and much more. Common types of leaks found throughout the home include:
- The dripping faucet that keeps you awake at night
- Leaking valves
- Toilet flappers
The most common source of "unexplained" monthly usage is a running toilet. These all can be easily fixed and save you money on your water bills.
Hopefully you find this website helpful in your efforts to conserve water, find and stop leaks around your home and save money, too. Any time you have questions or concerns about your water bill or meter please feel free to call the public works utilities department at 952-873-6742.
For questions regarding water utilities contact Todd Otto
Report a Pothole
To report a pothole, please call 952-873-6742
Street sweeping is done every Friday morning in the downtown from 2 am to 8 am during spring, summer and fall. No Parking signs are posted in the designated business sections in the downtown area. Other residential districts are swept as needed during normal daytime hours.
There is no parking on city streets when 1/2 inch or more snow has accumulated. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
Residential Street Load Restrictions
The City of Belle Plaine follows MN Dot's schedule for Spring Load Restrictions. All residential streets are at 5 ton per axle.
The "48 Hour" Rule
No person may leave any vehicle upon any street in the City of Belle Plaine for a continuous period of more than forty-eight (48) hours. Violators will be tagged and towed. Section 501.05 Subd. 6. City Code
Parking During Snow Removal & Street Maintenance
- No parking on residential streets when snow has accumulated to a depth of one-half (1/2) inch or more.
- The City Ordinance allows for a snow emergency when snow has accumulated to a depth of one-half inch or more.
- The Public Works Department has a designated route for snow plowing and will clear the streets from curb to curb.
- There shall be no parking in the downtown area when NO PARKING signs are posted.
- Vehicle owners will be issued citations and tows will be ordered to remove vehicles from the city streets that are in violation.
- The downtown snow emergency removal shall be as follows:
- When Public Works post NO PARKING signs in the downtown area, there shall be no parking on the downtown area streets until Public Works Department removes the signs.
- The downtown street maintenance is whenever any street sweeping, construction, or maintenance shall be deemed necessary for the proper condition or repair of the City streets, parking shall be prohibited on those streets so marked by the posting of signs.
The downtown area is described as follows:
The 100 Block of South Meridian Street, from Main Street proceeding south and terminating at the north property lines of 127 and 130 South Meridian Street.
- The 100 and 200 blocks of North Meridian Street.
- The 100 block of East Main Street.
- The 100 and 200 blocks of West Main Street.
- The 100 block of East Church Street.
- The 100 block of West Church Street.
- The 100 and 200 blocks of North Willow Street.
- The 100 block of South Willow Street from Main Street proceeding south to the East/West alley.
(Ord. 04-02, Section 501, Adopted January 5, 2004.)
Section 501. City Code
A copy of the complete parking and snow removal ordinance is available in the City Code Section and at the City Hall.