Surface Water Management Plan

On February 26, 2019, the City Council approved the latest iteration of the City's Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) (PDF). This third generation Plan builds on the City’s previous SWMPs and addresses several key issues related to stormwater management that the City is likely to encounter in the coming years. The purpose of this plan is to provide a guide and framework for the City to manage its wealth of water resources as development and redevelopment occur into the future. With this guidance specific to surface water as well as the broader guidance provided in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, this Surface Water Management Plan will serve to:

  • Provide for the use, management, improvement, and protection of the City’s surface water resources based on the best available information
  • Contribute to residents’ quality of life by preserving and improving the high environmental quality of the community
  • Protect public investments and private property related to or affected by surface water
  • Recognize the larger context of surface water management issues
  • Balance environmental protection with community and economic needs and capabilities
  • Meet regulatory requirements