Stormwater management and drainage infrastructure are essential to managing the impact of water run-off resulting from melting snow or rainfall. This infrastructure could be a pipe system, ditch, canal, channel, or roadway conveyance system. These systems aid in alleviating localized flooding caused by changes to the drainage areas due to environmental change, natural erosion, area development or construction. Stormwater management is critical to prevent flooding and to improve water quality, as sediment laden or contaminated runoff will run downstream and eventually enter larger water bodies in the environment.
The County recognizes the importance of providing storm water management systems that are safe, effective, and do not adversely affect public or private lands. The County will review and assess drainage issues annually, prioritizing them based on area and environmental impact, landowner and resident support, available and responsible funding. The scope of the work for storm water drainage projects is to permanently address impacts to public and private infrastructure associated with poor surface drainage.