FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2018
Contact: Chris Brown
City Seeks Public Input Regarding Stormwater Flooding and Water Quality
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville is seeking input from the community over the next three months to learn what citizens know about stormwater and how to manage flooding and water quality. City staff is hosting two community engagement events next week.
Thursday, September 20, 5:30 to 7p.m.
Ozark Natural Foods Community Room
1554 N. College Ave.
(Introduce study, show City’s existing infrastructure and funding, discussion, and how public can stay involved)
Saturday, September 22, 8 a.m. to noon
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
The Stormwater Study for Flood Management and Water Quality Funding purpose is to present options for sustainable funding for stormwater management, to reduce flooding, and to protect water quality. As part of the study, City staff and consultant Jacobs will:
- Review the City’s existing stormwater system and program
- Collect input from the City Council, staff, and citizen stakeholders regarding the current state, and the necessary/desired future state of stormwater programs in the City
- Develop options for funding, based on the current and desired future states of the program, and present those options to the City Council for consideration
Information about the stormwater study and a link to on the City’s new community engagement portal, Speak Up Fayetteville, can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/study.