Due to age, the effects of weather and new federal requirements the city's storm water drainage infrastructure will be upgraded over the next decade. In order to provide adequate storm water management within the community and to achieve compliance with Federal Water Pollution Act Storm Water Management Program guidelines, Public Works has applied for an Ohio EPA General Permit to establish a Phase II Storm Water Management Program for the city.
To establish this new program the city:
Created a storm water utility with ‘user fees' to fund improvements and maintenance
Will focus more attention on community needs involving storm water drainage
Will establish a unit to carry out assessment and maintenance tasks