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Different Approaches to Managing Stormwater in the Roanoke Valley

Stormwater program regulations and requirements are becoming more real and starting to be a burden on local governments’ budgets across the Commonwealth.  Localities are seeking alternative sources of funding for their programs.   The City of Roanoke and County of Roanoke are both looking into enacting stormwater utility fees to offset the costs of compliance, while the City of Salem is looking at general funds to support their program. Read more about it and watch WLSL -Channel 10 covereage here: http://www.wsls.com/story/23773672/stormwater-fee-on-the-way-for-others-in-valley-localities-weighing-options...

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Stormwater in Roanoke Virginia – It’s Big News

Is stormwater really making headlines on the front page of the Sunday newspaper?  YES, it is!  And it will continue to be a hot topic for debate over the next several years.   As a stormwater engineer, it’s really exciting to see this important topic being publicized to the entire community.   Localities are searching for options and solutions to fund the necessary stormwater programs to meet the regulatory requirements and implement solutions which will prevent future flooding and pollution of our waterways. Read about the history of stormwater and City of Roanoke and Roanoke County’s plans for their programs and funding. http://www.roanoke.com/news/1937778-12/roanoke-to-consider-storm-water-fee.html http://www.roanoke.com/news/1917898-12/storm-water-a-problem-as-unstoppable-as-rain.html (Oh, by the way, the civil engineer's role is still very important in designing solutions to improve stormwater.  As a civil engineer, we are working more closely with architects and planners to plan and develop healthier, greener communities.)...

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