Communities with improperly managed stormwater drainage systems experience frequent basement, yard, and street flooding, which will continue without a proper stormwater management program. Municipal officials often cite lack of funds as a reason for not addressing these problems. The ability to select and implement a financing method may be limited, perhaps by political considerations. As a viable funding alternative, communities may wish to consider the utility approach. A stormwater utility, like other utilities, provides a service to the public, supported by charging fees to its customers. This article provides some general guidelines concerning what should be considered in the development of a stormwater utility.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, H
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 82-83
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  • Accession Number: 00496675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM