Developing Local Ordinances to Manage and Finance Stormwater Programs
Schmidt, Denise L.
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Whether federally mandated or voluntary, municipal stormwater management programs will require a local ordinance and an appropriate funding mechanism to ensure the programs function efficiently and effectively. This paper describes key components of an ordinance to establish stormwater quantity and quality management programs as well as the issues and policy implications surrounding the ordinance elements. The paper also examines various financing options available for funding stormwater capital, operating and maintenance costs.