Stormwater Public Meeting About Stormwater Utility Creation

stormwater graphicPaducah residents are invited to attend a public meeting to provide input regarding the creation of a stormwater utility.  The public meeting will be Wednesday, November 14 in the City Commission Chambers on the second floor of City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street.  The meeting is an open house format beginning at 5 p.m.  A presentation about the proposed stormwater utility and associated fee structure will begin at 5:30 p.m. with plenty of time after the presentation for discussions with the project team members.  The presentation part of the meeting also will be available for viewing live on Government 11 and live streamed below.  Refreshments will be provided.

Stormwater Public Meeting, November 14, 2018

The first phase of the Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan has been completed.  The first phase used the July 7, 2015, storm event to create a model of Paducah’s natural and manmade infrastructure including storm and combined sewer systems, topography, drainage basins, and river systems.  This computer model along with community input was used to determine flood-prone areas in Paducah.  The Master Plan’s first phase identified more than $40 million in flood mitigation projects located within ten priority areas. 

At this public meeting, learn more about how the City of Paducah plans to fund the ten priority projects and existing infrastructure maintenance through the development of a citywide stormwater utility. The goal of the stormwater utility is to provide a dedicated funding source for the City of Paducah to solve drainage problems, to repair, maintain, and enhance existing storm infrastructure, to provide flood protection, and to comply with federal regulatory requirements associated with water quality.

A survey to gather community input regarding the proposed stormwater utility will be available at the public meeting and on this page after the meeting.

In March 2017, the City of Paducah contracted with Strand Associates, Inc. who is being assisted by Paducah-based Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. to complete the Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan for Paducah.  If you have questions, contact City of Paducah Stormwater & Drainage Engineer Eric Hickman.  

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Date: 
November 14, 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm