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Statesboro Stormwater Utility

EPG was contracted by the City of Statesboro to set up their SW Utility and user fee system, which began billing in August 2015. This project included a SWMP Cost of Service Analysis, User Fee Rate Model, Credit Policy, Public Outreach, Enterprise Fund Ordinance and SW User Fee Rate Resolution, and Final Report. In support of this project, the Project Team completed a comprehensive SWMP assessment that included a prioritized capital project database and matrix. Project Team staff worked with the City to gather information on all unfunded and backlogged capital projects, citizen complaints and maintenance work orders related to drainage. This assessment included a field GPS survey of the drainage system and cost assessment to estimate the City's total SWMP funding need. Projects were scored based on objective criteria established by the City and were prioritized based on those scores.

This project is particularly relevant because, like many cities in Georgia, Statesboro is not currently regulated by the NPDES Phase II MS4 Permit, but expects to be included in this regulatory program in the future due to its urban characteristics and population. We worked with the City during this project to ensure that their future SWMP would be compliant with the NPDES Stormwater Permitting program, and there would be sufficient resources available to comply with permit requirements.