Create a regional stormwater facility

Matt McQuillen | City Manager, City of Clive

The Idea: The community should create a series of watersheds and/or a regional stormwater utility that encourages planning and resource allocation at the watershed level. A watershed/regional stormwater utility could ensure all communities/jurisdictions/stakeholders within a watershed area are engaged, asked to contribute through a regional stormwater fee, and encouraged to plan together to determine the most cost-effective and efficient initiatives and projects to lessen the impact of stormwater runoff and increase flood mitigation efforts through the defined area. By focusing on a regional, watershed perspective, resources may be focused upstream to lessen impacts downstream where it may not be as cost-effective to implement solutions. >