An important part of the CEAM mission is promoting the exchange of helpful information and ideas to assist members in their careers and work. We've compiled a number of useful documents that are of value to CEAM members.

1. Construction Standard Specifications 2023
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download redline version.pdf

Topics addressed:

  • Trench excavation and backfill/surface restoration
  • Water main and service line installation
  • Sanitary sewer and storm sewer installation

Related information:

2.  Minnesota Plumbing Code(MN Dept. of Labor & Industry)
Plumbing Plan Review & Inspection website

Topics addressed:

  • Approved materials, safe installation methods and basic plumbing principles.

3.  Special Assessment Guide (League of Minnesota Cities, 2008)
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Topics addressed:

  • Principles and procedures involved in the special assessment process.
  • Includes sample forms in Word format, with footnotes, that can be downloaded.

4. Financing Public Improvements (League of Minnesota Cities, 2008)
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Topics addressed:

  • Financing and planning for infrastructure
  • Issuing debt
  • Property tax tools
  • Funds for specific purposes
  • Land use related tools
  • Statutory financing tools
  • State funding for roads and bridges
  • Federal funding for roads and bridges
  • State funding for infrastructure
  • Emergencies

5. CEAM Salary Survey (City Engineers Association of Minnesota)

6. Water Resources Useful Information

a. General Links

MN Stormwater Manual Latest guidance stormwater management and treatment from the MPCA, including BMP planning, design, and maintenance information

Stormwater Maintenance BMP Resource Guide ( Road Research Board Stormwater Maintenance BMP Resource Guide

Decision Tree for Stormwater BMPs ( Road Research Board Decision Tree for Stormwater BMPs

MS4 Digital Document Library - Minnesota Stormwater Manual ( Information on the MS4 permit, including reference links to all Minimum Control Measures (MCMs)

Street sweeping - Minnesota Stormwater Manual ( on street sweeping, including a link to a phosphorus credit calculator

Stormwater Research ( University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) research and publications, many on BMP design and effectiveness

b. Technical Links for Stormwater Practitioners

International Stormwater BMP Database: 2020 Summary Statistics ( presentingdatabase of BMP monitoring and summaries of BMPs effectiveness, including proprietary treatment devices

Urban stormwater research projects | Water Resources Center ( University of Minnesota Water Resources Center stormwater research projects

Homepage - National Municipal Stormwater Alliance ( National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) homepage with a wide range of information and materials from this organization that supports and advocates for MS4 communities at the state and federal level

MS4 Resource – Just another WordPress site ( Website that is a joint project by EPA and NMSA to provide various MS4 resources

Home | Chesapeake Stormwater Network Homepage of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, an organization that promotes sustainable stormwater management in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, containing a number of technical documents and webcasts