Utility Goals And Objectives Of The City 's Stormwater Utility

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Stormwater Utility Goals and Objectives The primary goals and objectives of the City’s Stormwater Utility are to proactively maintain the existing stormwater infrastructure and identify the City’s future stormwater system needs and improvements that protect its natural resources, enhances the City’s aesthetics, ensures public safety and improves the quality of life for all who live in and visit our city. This can only be accomplished through partnerships with all city departments, regulatory agencies, developers and the public. The majority of Stormwater Utility expenditures are classified under three expense headings: Operating Expenses, Capital Outlays and Debt Services. Operating Expenses include cost associated with activities, and…show more content…
The City must verify that all of these activities comply with City Ordinances in addition to State and Federal water quality standards and mandates. The NPDES / MS4 Permit was created as part of the Clean Water Act and is administered through the FDEP. The NPDES Permit is issued every 5 years and is reviewed annually in terms of compliance. The City’s MS4 Program’s required activities are: Public Education and Outreach, Public Involvement, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Runoff Control, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations. Some of the BMP’s goals and activities in the City’s MS4 permit are: Public Service Broadcast on TV and Radio, Utility bill inserts, inlet stenciling, Recycling, Stormwater Mapping, Illicit Discharge Screening and Training, Street Sweeping, Staff Development Reviews, Construction Site and Building Site Erosion Control Requirements and Inspections, Drainage Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, and Staff Training. The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management. Residents of a participating community receive a reduction in flood insurance that is based on the level of that community’s participation in the program. Besides the benefit of reduced insurance rates, CRS floodplain

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