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 follow the progress of the plan, visit the Drainage Projects page on the City's website.

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 follow the progress of the plan, visit the Drainage Projects page on the City's website.

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.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Stormwater Survey 1

    The Mayor and City Council are asking residents and businesses in Fayetteville to participate in a Flood Management and Water Quality Funding Study.

    With our community’s growing population, stormwater drainage and flooding are becoming increasingly important issues. The City currently has no dedicated funding source to address its backlog of drainage needs or to meet regulatory mandates.

    In order to avoid future drainage issues as our community grows, the City recognizes that there is an immediate need to find sustainable funding options for stormwater management. We also recognize that these options must be guided by

    The Mayor and City Council are asking residents and businesses in Fayetteville to participate in a Flood Management and Water Quality Funding Study.

    With our community’s growing population, stormwater drainage and flooding are becoming increasingly important issues. The City currently has no dedicated funding source to address its backlog of drainage needs or to meet regulatory mandates.

    In order to avoid future drainage issues as our community grows, the City recognizes that there is an immediate need to find sustainable funding options for stormwater management. We also recognize that these options must be guided by some of the City’s key principles, such as ecosystem preservation, well-maintained infrastructure and facilities, and a financially sustainable City government.

    Your input is vital to the success of this initiative. This first in a series of public surveys on this issue will identify drainage needs and gauge community opinion about the best ways to fund future stormwater management infrastructure and maintenance.


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