When a One-Size Fits All Approach to Storm Water Billing No Longer Works
By Kelly Westover and Andrew Burnham
The number of communities in the United States that have established stormwater utilities continues to experience steady growth. As stormwater management increases in complexity, localities are realizing that a dedicated funding source and equitable recovery of costs from within the community are essential for sustainable management of stormwater.
This case study looks at the City of St. Petersburg and highlights the innovative solutions developed to create a transparent, equitable recovery of increasing stormwater management costs and provides insight into how to successfully engage citizens in the process.