Stormwater utilities are emerging as local government’s most effective means to manage water quality and quantity concerns on behalf of their constituents. This presentation is provided by Raftelis, a U.S.-based utility financial consulting practice, in partnership with SPEL Stormwater and Stormwater Shepherds. The Raftelis team will highlight the purpose, recommended approach, and best practices that should be considered when implementing a new stormwater utility. Raftelis has decades of experience designing and implementing new stormwater utilities in the U.S., and will share their approach to ensuring the legal, financial, administrative, and customer service success of the stormwater program.
In this presentation, Raftelis will focus on three case studies of recent stormwater utility implementations for three of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. From the burning Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, to aging infrastructure in Baltimore, Maryland, and ongoing new development and growth in Dallas, Texas, attendees will learn of the challenges facing municipalities with separate stormwater utilities. Raftelis will present the diverse stormwater management needs of these cities and will demonstrate the solutions that we developed and tailored to meet the specific requirements for each city. Attendees will also learn some of Raftelis’ keys to stormwater management success developed during their experience in implementing over 50 utilities throughout the U.S.