Legal Mechanics of Creating a Stormwater Utility

Organizationally, there are multiple pathways to implementing a stormwater utility, and the basic options are listed below.  Municipalities are not required to pursue any particular choice, but rather may decide which one suits their needs.  

Under the Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act, the legal mechanics of creating a stormwater utility begin with the passage of an ordinance or resolution. From there, an entity will take specific steps, depending on its organizational structure.  

Click on the tabs below to explore the mechanics for each organizational structure.

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