In July of 2018, the City Council approved an ordinance establishing a stormwater utility fee program to begin to address the long standing flooding issues that are impacting our citizens and to comply with Federal and State Clean Water Act requirements to improve the quality of water in local streams. Based on drainage complaints received in the past, the City has conducted several small area drainage analyses to identify potential solutions to known drainage issues. In addition, the City also partners with state and federal agencies where applicable to attempt to fix larger flooding problems.
However, sufficient funding has not been in place to implement these proposed projects that would improve the quality of life for citizens in Gallatin. By establishing a dedicated funding source through stormwater fees, the City can ensure that the revenue required to manage and to maintain this important system is available. The dedicated funds will be used to increase the level and frequency of repairs and improvements necessary to support the aging 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!