The City of Hopkins provides water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer services for residents.
Every drop of water that runs out of your faucets, into your washing machine, or out of your sprinkler runs through a series of underground pipes and treatment processes before arriving at your house or apartment. The City is responsible for engineering & maintaining this system up to the place where the City's main connects with the pipes coming from your house or building. From there, the pipes become the responsibility of the property owner.
All the water that is flushed or runs down a drain in your home is taken out of your house through a different series of pipes called the sanitary sewer system. The City is responsible for engineering and maintaining this system from where the pipes coming from your house or building connect to the City's main. Prior to that, the pipes are the responsibility of the property owner.
All the water from rain and snow that fall in Hopkins and is not absorbed or evaporated runs into the City's storm sewer system. In 2010, Hopkins became one of only four cities in Minnesota to be awarded a Blue Star Award, given to communities that are taking a leadership role in protecting Minnesota’s water resources and public health through excellence in stormwater management.