Stormwater Library

resources for stormwater professionals

Local Stormwater Management Practices

A research study conducted by James Scholl of Malcom Pirnie and presented at the WEFTEC 2007 conference looked at the myriad of local stormwater management programs across the country – focusing on major differences in organizational structures, funding sources, and the impetus for their development. Some interesting conclusions from the report include:

  • Historically, flooding has been the impetus for creating a local or regional stormwater program.
  • Currently, compliance issues and water quality protection are the forces behind creating new programs or modifying existing ones.
  • Using an existing public works to house the program is the most common approach to organizational structure.
  • Funding for new infrastructure projects is the biggest challenge, even with an existing revenue structure from fees.
  • Recent trends point to municipalities coordinating with other local agencies and authorities to manage stormwater programs. A good example of this kind of model is discussed in a previous post.
Advertisements

No comments yet»

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: