Study for Flood Management and Water Quality Funding
With our community’s growing population, stormwater drainage and flooding are becoming increasingly important issues. The City currently has no dedicated funding source to address its backlog of drainage needs or to meet regulatory mandates.
In order to avoid future drainage issues as our community grows, the City recognizes that there is an immediate need to find sustainable funding options for stormwater management. We also recognize that these options must be guided by some of the City’s key principles, such as ecosystem preservation, well-maintained infrastructure and facilities, and a financially sustainable City government.
The Mayor and City Council are asking residents and businesses in Fayetteville to participate in a Flood Management and Water Quality Funding Study.
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of the study effort is to present options for sustainable funding for stormwater management, to reduce flooding, and protect water quality. As part of the study the consultant will:
- Review the City’s existing stormwater system and program
- Collect input from the City Council, staff, and citizen stakeholders regarding the current state, and the necessary/desired future state of stormwater programs in the City
- Develop options for funding, based on the current and desired future states of the program, and present those options to the City Council for consideration
The funding needed for stormwater management will be based on the desired level of service; therefore, citizen feedback is an important part of the study process, and your participation is encouraged.
Below is an overview of proposed Extent of Service (EOS) and Level of Service (LOS) options under discussion. To view the full presentation made at the January engagement events, click here.
Upcoming Public Engagement Events
Join us for one of these upcoming events to hear the latest stormwater study findings. This will include information regarding the current costs, as well as estimated costs for each of the options for possible future programs.
Wednesday, January 9: 2 to 4 p.m.
Public Library Walker Room
401 W. Mountain St.
Thursday, January 10: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Arkansas Research and Technology Park
535 W Research Center Blvd.
Thursday, January 17: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club of Fayetteville
560 Rupple Rd.
Take Our Survey
Your input is vital to the success of this initiative. This public survey will help us identify drainage needs and gauge community opinion about the best ways to fund future stormwater management infrastructure and maintenance. Click here to take the survey on SpeakUp Fayetteville, the city's public engagement site.
- View the Extent and Level of Service as presented to the Special Council Committee on August 31, 2018.
- View the Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan update as presented to City Council July 31, 2018.
- Please see the presentation by City Engineer Chris Brown that details all of the potential projects in this presentation given to the City Council in June.