News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/25/2017 8:38:09 AM to 5/26/2017 6:05:01 PM.

News Flash

Columbus News

Posted on: May 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Citizen Panel to Study Need, Make Recommendations for Columbus Stormwater Master Plan

A community study group has been formed with residents of each of the city’s wards to study the need and make recommendations for a stormwater master plan that will help Columbus come into compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

The study group’s first meeting to tackle this initiative will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the second floor conference room of City Hall. This meeting is open to the news media.

Columbus has a municipal separate storm sewer system known as MS4, and is required by EPA to have a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater runoff. The city is taking a proactive approach to this requirement before the EPA attempts any enforcement actions.

According to City Engineer, Rick Bogus, there are several other positive reasons for the community to have a stormwater master plan: “Some of our existing stormwater systems in various parts of town do not adequately handle significant rainfall, which leads to flooding. We are seeking to determine the best approach to handle current stormwater challenges, as well as position the community to grow with more effective stormwater management practices in the future.”

Mayor Jim Bulkley and the city council wanted to ensure that community members from all four wards and from different walks of life were involved with project engineers hired by the city in creating the plan. The study group consists of eight members and will meet four times over the next two and half months.

The stormwater master planning process will consider options such as a regional stormwater detention approach, continuing with onsite detention, as is commonly practiced now, and other innovations such as rain gardens, infiltration trenches and pervious pavements.

JEO Consulting Group will develop the stormwater master plan with input from the study group. JEO’s community engagement director, Steven Wolf, will help facilitate study group meetings.
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Columbus News

Engineer (1)

It's National Engineers' Week! Get to know our talented team...

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 10, 2022
Water main break

Water main break in town in process of being repaired

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 10, 2022
Fire4

Space heater deemed source of accidental overnight structure fire

Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 10, 2022
FIXED

Water main break repaired Saturday night

Posted on: January 13, 2024
AQUATIC

Aquatic Center closed today

Posted on: January 9, 2024
CentennialPark

Upgrades coming to Centennial Park

Posted on: December 29, 2023
NYE (1)

HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLUMBUS!

Posted on: January 1, 2024
Council2024

LOOKING BACK ON 2023, PREPARING FOR 2024

Posted on: December 22, 2023
HYDRANT FLUSHING

Fall hydrant flushing coming up next week

Posted on: September 18, 2023
Bandshell

Frankfort Square band shell spray painted

Posted on: September 12, 2023
City of Power and Progress.png

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Posted on: August 25, 2023