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Decatur Diary | December 11, 2020

Storm Water Master Plan Adopted by Decatur City Commission

In a unanimous vote, Decatur’s City Commission adopted the city’s updated Storm Water Master Plan at their Monday, December 7, 2020 meeting

The action completes over two years of community participation and input.

City engineer and project manager Jennings Bell expressed his appreciation to the community. “Thanks to all who contributed to the creation and adoption of this plan,” he said. “Your comments, suggestions, and advocacy helped us identify problems, opportunities, and solutions to the challenges of our storm water system and will lead us towards improved water quality, reduced flooding, and enhanced quality of life for our residents.” 

Since the process began in September of 2018, the Decatur community has kicked things off, explored infrastructure via an Oakhurst walking tour, discussed regulations and options, considered approaches, set priorities for evaluating potential projects, evaluated capacity projections, and considered round after round of recommendations.

The results of those efforts are now collectively represented in the newly adopted plan, available for review and download below:

Storm Water Master Plan Volume 1: Report (14mb .pdf)
Storm Water Master Plan Volume 2: Appendices (22mb .pdf)
2020 SWMP High Priority Capital Projects (.pdf)

Continued Bell, “The City of Decatur is committed to using green infrastructure where feasible, to achieving a sustainable future, and to continuing its efforts to be a thoughtful steward of our environment.”

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