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Decatur Diary | August 29, 2018

When the Rain Comes: Stormwater Planning Kicks Off in September

Join us September 26 from 6-8pm at the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street) as we kick off a year-long update to our 2004 Stormwater Master Plan.

For most, stormwater’s a topic considered only in times of crisis, obscuring just how important effective stormwater management can be — from the comfort and safety of our own personal property to the performance and livability of our public spaces.

We’re looking to spotlight that importance through a community-wide examination of where we are, and where we need to be.

Call it planning for a rainy day — identifying the next decade efforts and infrastructure goals that will promote the health of our local environment, make wise use of our tax dollars, and contribute to the safety and quality of life we share and value.

YOU CAN HELP

Getting there will require data and that begins with you. You’re the expert. Decatur residents can help us get rolling with first-hand, on-the-ground insights into:

> Flooding issues on or around your property
> Flooding within your broader neighborhood
> Water quality in creeks and streams
> Environmental priorities
> Renovation and landscaping impacts
> Issues with current regulations
> Utility fee funding

Now’s the time to join the conversation, so be sure to save the date. Then, over the next year, we’ll host subsequent public meetings and workshops to drill down, further identifying, discussing, and refining our evolving goals and plans.

Everyone’s welcome, so see you Wednesday the 26th.


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  • Adam R

    Thank you for taking up this issue. I won’t be able to attend the meeting, but want to let you know that I agree that this is an important issue. I’ve encountered some drainage failures on some roads just outside of Decatur (water pouring OUT of a drain and onto the street), and hope that we can avoid those types of problems as the area develops.

    Also, I would love to hear if there are any resources to help manage/limit runoff from individual properties.

 
 
 
 


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