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Decatur Diary | September 2, 2020

Draft Storm Water Master Plan Released for Month-Long Review and Comment Period

Nearly two years in the making, Decatur’s emerging Storm Water Master Plan is now ready for prime time. For the next month, we’ll be collecting final input on the present draft as we move our way towards formal adoption later this year.

Hundreds of residents and others helped shape this draft and together we’ve identified 101 areas of concern with appropriate ways to address them. We now have 73 proposed storm water projects to decrease flooding, protect water quality, provide flexibility in implementation, and increase the capacity and stability of stormwater management in the city.

Whether you’ve been engaged in the process since the beginning or are just now plugging in, you now have plenty of opportunity to review, understand, and comment on the proposed draft. Here’s how:

1. Review and comment on the draft

The following draft plan files are organized by section. Just download, review the recommendations, and click the button to provide your input.

Storm Water Master Plan: Executive Summary (3.3mb .pdf)
Storm Water Master Plan Volume 1: Report (16.4mb .pdf)
Storm Water Master Plan Volume 2: Appendices (32mb .pdf)

2. Attend our online public meeting

Need to drill down on specifics? Mark your calendar and join us online September 16 at 6pm for an overview presentation and opportunity to ask questions of city staff and their consultant team. Click through and register today:

3. Engage with the consultant team

If you’d like to talk about the plan but cannot participate in the meeting — due to a schedule conflict or technological challenge — get in touch. We’ll find a way to make sure your input is linked into the process.

Public review and comment will remain live until October 2, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you.

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