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Why Do We Care About Stormwater?

Why Do We Care About Stormwater?

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  1. Countywide Stormwater Management Evaluation Board of Commissioners, December 6, 2004Mark Bailey Environmental Services Dept Water Quality Director

  2. Why Do We Care About Stormwater? Citizens Expect… • Clean water & healthy streams • No flooding • High level of service at low individual cost • City/County prevents development impact • City/County maintains the entire stormwater system • City/County will correct past wrongs • City/County takes lead role in assisting private sector with regulatory requirements Citizens Believe…

  3. Wake County’s Stormwater & Environmental Initiatives • Water and Sewer Plan • Watershed Management Plan • Comprehensive Groundwater • Consolidated Open Space Plan • Neuse Nutrient Management Rules • Water Supply Watershed Rules • NPDES Phase II Stormwater Rules

  4. What Are We Here to Discuss? • NPDES Phase II Implications • Countywide Stormwater Management Evaluation • Interlocal Agreement (Board of Commissioners to Approve this Agreement) • Schedule for Implementation

  5. Many Communities May Now Fall Under The NPDES Phase II Regulations • Apex • Cary • Garner • Fuquay-Varina • Holly Springs • Knightdale • Morrisville • Rolesville • Wake Forest • Wake County • Wake Tech • Wake County Public School System • Wake County Government

  6. Watershed Boundaries Do Not Match Municipal Boundaries! Why Consider A Collaborative Approach?

  7. The Benefits for a Collaborative Program: • Compliance with the NPDES Phase II rules • Maintain the existing drainage system in a manner such that it meets a desired level of service • Provide collaborative master planning that results in the most cost-effective allocation of resources to address stormwater management needs, such as those identified in Wake County’s Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan and the Consolidated Open Space Plan • Collaborative Capital Projects to address stormwater needs

  8. This Project Is Step 1 of the County’s Vision for Stormwater Management This Project Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Stormwater Focus Group Meetings Stakeholders Involvement Program Implementation

  9. Key Elements Of TheStormwater Focus Group Process • Focus Group will be representatives from each participating local government • Consultant will visit with each focus group member • Scheduled group meeting topics starting with needs analyses assessment and ending with recommendations for collaborative programs • Comprehensive outreach strategy

  10. Schedule For The Program Evaluation Step 1 August 2004 – June 2005 Step 2 & 3 July 2005 – December 2006 Stormwater Focus Group Municipalities & County Public Stakeholder Group Members of the Community Community Evaluations & Individual/Collaborative Opportunities Publicly Approved Stormwater Management Program

  11. Questions? Thank You for Your Time

  12. Proposed Timeframe for Key Tasks • Task 1 – Stormwater Managers Focus Group Process - May 2005 • Task 2 – Stormwater Management Evaluation Final Reports – June 2005

  13. Implementation of the “Neuse Rules” Further Strains Stormwater Resources Neuse River Basin Cape Fear Basin

  14. CDM Will Perform Individual Needs Assessments For EachCommunity

  15. CDM Has Proposed A Two-Step Process For The Program Evaluation Step 1 Step 2 Stormwater Focus Group Municipalities & County Public Stakeholder Group Members of the Community Community Evaluations & Individual/Collaborative Opportunities Publicly Approved Stormwater Management Program

  16. Stormwater Focus Group –Scheduled Meeting Topics • Meeting No. 1 – November 5, 2004 • Kickoff/Stormwater Program Evaluation Overview • Meeting No. 2 – TBD • Watershed Management in Wake County • Meeting No. 3 – TBD • Program Levels of Service • Meeting No. 4 – TBD • Case Studies in Stormwater Management Programs • Meeting No. 5 – TBD • Program Needs Assessment Workshop • Meeting No. 6 – TBD • Program Budgets and Funding Alternatives

  17. Stormwater Focus Group –Scheduled Meeting Topics • Meeting No. 7 – TBD • Program Rate Structure Alternatives • Meeting No. 8 – TBD • Stormwater Program Options and Funding Alternatives • Meeting No. 9 – TBD • Inter-local Agreements and Legal Issues Workshop • Meeting No. 10 – TBD • Program Implementation Issues Workshop • Meeting No. 11 – TBD • Draft Report to Stormwater Focus Group

  18. Stormwater Management Goals Define Expected Levels of Service • Flood Control • Water Quality Protection • Operation and Maintenance • Regulatory Compliance • Environmental Protection • Long Term Financing • Community Acceptance Levels of Service

  19. Stormwater Management Functional Areas • Stormwater Program Management • The planning and management of assets associated with stormwater • Operations and Maintenance • The management of stormwater assets to assure that the assets continue to operate at peak efficiency • Capital Improvements Project (CIP) • The construction of new assets that upgrade older portions of the stormwater system and that handle growth within the system

  20. Sedimentation/Erosion Control Floodplain Regulation Drainage Basin Studies Public Education Complaint Response NPDES Compliance and Reporting Requirements GIS System Operation New Development Review Riparian Buffer Protection Elements of Stormwater Program Management

  21. Elements of Stormwater ProgramOperations and Maintenance • Drainage System Maintenance • Monitoring Program • Illicit Connection Control • System Inventory • Street Sweeping • Illicit Discharge Management

  22. Elements of Stormwater ProgramCapital Improvement Projects • Culvert/Drainage System Upgrades • Stream Bank Stabilization/ Restoration • Greenway/Open Space Program • Non-point Source Retention

  23. Stormwater ProgramLevels Of Service Evaluation

  24. CDM Will Provide Tailored Information To Support Individual Level Of Service Decision-Making

  25. Growth Rate Of The Stormwater System May Vary For Each Member - Example: Total Stream Crossings Percent of Total Stream Crossings

  26. CDM Will Define Program Elements To Identify Potential Cooperative Programs

  27. CDM Will Evaluate Alternative Funding Systems To Pay For The Selected Level Of Service

  28. Project Deliverables • Co-operative Meetings with Peers • Individualized Stormwater Program Assessment • Benchmark Analysis • Gap Analysis • List of Programs Needed to Provide a Higher Level of Service • List of Opportunities for Collaboration • Menu of Funding Options • Options for Step 2 of Stormwater Management Study

  29. Project Housekeeping and Communications • Distribution of Information • E-mail • Project e-Room • Communications Protocol

  30. Stormwater Focus GroupFeedback Session • What do you expect from this process? • Are there any topics that you would like to see added to the agenda? • Do you have a preferred time or place for the scheduled focus group meetings?

  31. Thank You For Your Time And Interest!