The Stormwater Management Plan is a functional plan which addresses existing stormwater system conditions; the operation and maintenance of existing facilities and capacity for adding new facilities; identifying capital project needs; and how to finance capital and operational costs. Stormwater management is about drainage and flooding, as well as water quality. The City has a range of soil types from hard pan to sandy soils which impact stormwater solutions. The City intends to plan for surface water management as a whole – integrating a preservation of water resources through natural systems approach where possible while protecting environmental values and public health. The process will include comparison of 2005 and 2012 DOE Stormwater Manual and recommended concurrent amendments to the City’s development regulations/Engineering Design Standards to ensure public and private projects achieve the City’s adopted level of service standard.
For overall schedule and public process please refer to the Communication Process tab.