Sentyrz Supermarket

A Northeast Minneapolis grocery store manages its runoff with a series of large rain gardens and other stormwater features.

Project Details

City: Minneapolis

Type: Action Grant

Status: Completed

Timeline: 2010

MWMO Funding: $27,030

Partners: Metro Blooms, Sentyrz Market

This project installed rain gardens that capture stormwater runoff from 20,000 square feet of impervious surfaces at the Sentyrz Market in Northeast Minneapolis. Native plants were utilized to create habitat and maximize stormwater infiltration. The improvements reduce stormwater runoff at a rate of approximately 22,000 gallons per 1-inch rain event.

In addition to preventing pollution by capturing stormwater runoff, the project created new opportunities for education and outreach to the community. Educational interpretive signs were added to teach visitors about the stormwater treatment practices used on the site.