What is being done to manage Stormwater?


The City has been divided into 68 drainage areas – or watersheds – for study. We are taking a detailed look at each watershed to determine the best way to handle stormwater from existing and future development. Watershed plans will enable us to make better choices about how to plan, maintain, and construct our drainage systems so they can better meet the community's many needs.


We are improving the way we maintain ponds, swales, catch basins, drywells, ditches and culverts. We are mapping the location of each stormwater facility, monitoring their condition and tracking the time it takes to maintain them. This will help us determine which ones are working well, which ones aren't and which ones we need to replace immediately to save money.


We are informing the public about drainage systems, how they function and how to take care of them. This will help reduce threats to water quality and prevent flooding problems.


Stormwater funds pay for construction of projects by City crews and contractors to repair or rehabilitate failed stormwater facilities and construct new regional facilities to better manage stormwater throughout the City. Stream restoration efforts rely on Stormwater Utility support to repair eroded areas, restore fish habitat, and enhance stream buffers.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How does stormwater affect pollution?
3. How does stormwater increase flooding?
4. What are ways to help prevent stormwater flooding and pollution?
5. What is a Media Filter?
6. What is a Stormwater Treatment Wetland?
7. How is the Stormwater Fee calculated?
8. How are stormwater funds used?
9. How do I pay my utility bill?
10. What is being done to manage Stormwater?
11. How do I correct or change the billing address for my stormwater bill?