Study for Flood Management and Water Quality Funding

Following a major flooding event in 2017, the City of Fayetteville developed a drainage improvement plan in 2018 that identified 100 needed drainage projects. The focus of the plan was to alleviate flooding within the amount of funding that was available and to begin the design process for multiple projects to be considered as additional funding became available. The 2019 bond issue, passed by voters in April, allocated up to $15,840,000 toward the implementation of this plan.

To assure long-term, sustainable funding for ongoing stormwater management, the City is undergoing a Flood Management and Water Quality Funding study.


Purpose of the Study

The purpose of the study is to present options for sustainable funding for stormwater management, to reduce flooding, and protect water quality. As part of the study the consultant 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

The funding needed for stormwater management will be based on the desired level of service; therefore, citizen feedback is an important part of the study process, and your participation is encouraged.


Below is an overview of proposed Extent of Service (EOS) and Level of Service (LOS) options under discussion.



For more information about the study, view the City of Fayetteville's Stormwater Study web page.


Following a major flooding event in 2017, the City of Fayetteville developed a drainage improvement plan in 2018 that identified 100 needed drainage projects. The focus of the plan was to alleviate flooding within the amount of funding that was available and to begin the design process for multiple projects to be considered as additional funding became available. The 2019 bond issue, passed by voters in April, allocated up to $15,840,000 toward the implementation of this plan.

To assure long-term, sustainable funding for ongoing stormwater management, the City is undergoing a Flood Management and Water Quality Funding study.


Purpose of the Study

The purpose of the study is to present options for sustainable funding for stormwater management, to reduce flooding, and protect water quality. As part of the study the consultant 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

The funding needed for stormwater management will be based on the desired level of service; therefore, citizen feedback is an important part of the study process, and your participation is encouraged.


Below is an overview of proposed Extent of Service (EOS) and Level of Service (LOS) options under discussion.



For more information about the study, view the City of Fayetteville's Stormwater Study web page.


These questions and answers originally came from the public engagement meetings as transcribed by staff who were taking notes at those meetings.  Please take a moment to review them and if you have more questions, we will be happy to answer them as well!

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