From the Delta County Independent:
The City of Delta has embarked on the next step in the process to create a stormwater utility program. The results of a needs analysis study, identified as Phase 1 in the process, were presented to the city council earlier this month.
By a unanimous vote, they agreed to proceed with Phase 2, program development, and Phase 3, establishing rates and implementing a billing system which will be applied to every home and business in the city.
The City of Delta has been working with URS to develop a long-term strategic plan for addressing the city’s stormwater needs.
Although there is some infrastructure in place, the downtown stormwater collection system is “significantly undersized and lacks the capability to convey the 100-year storm event.” As a result, low-lying areas with no outlet tend to flood after heavy rains.
More stormwater coverage here.