In July of 2018, the City Council approved an ordinance establishing a stormwater utility and a stormwater fee program. This was done to provide dedicated funding and resources needed to address flooding issues impacting our citizens, to provide necessary maintenance on the city’s existing stormwater infrastructure, and to comply with the Federal and State Clean Water Act requirements to improve the quality of stormwater our city discharges into the local streams.
With the passing of this ordinance, the City’s Engineering Division set up the internal Stormwater Group to provide oversight of the utility as well as provide design and coordination for public stormwater projects. The Public Works Department has purchased equipment and set up a dedicated stormwater crew to perform maintenance and construction activities.
By establishing this utility and the dedicated funding source, the City can better ensure that we are meeting the level of service and frequency of repairs and improvements necessary to support the aging stormwater infrastructure in Gallatin, as well as to meet increasing Federal and State mandated stormwater quality improvement requirements.
Meet our 1st Public Works Stormwater Crew! This dedicated Public Works Crew is tasked with helping to build, fix and maintain our stormwater infrastructure in the City of Gallatin. They address drainage issues every day!