Development and Implementation of Stormwater Utilities in Texas Cities

by C. Diane Palmer, KPMG, Dallas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: As more Cities begin to understand and feel the financial impact of EPA's Non-Point Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater regulations on their budgets, many are turning to stormwater utilities to generate new funding for stormwater quality projects and to replace dwindling general fund revenues for flood control projects. In Texas, specific enabling legislation allowing cities to set up stormwater utilities can result in a utility structure that is somewhat different from those in other states.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Urban areas | Water discharge | Water pollution | Water supply systems | Legislation | Nonpoint pollution | Water policy | North America | Texas | United States

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