Ten Reasons Managing Stormwater Is Different From Wastewater
By Andrew Reese and the Water Environment Federation
A growing number of wastewater agencies are assuming stormwater management responsibilities. For some communities, the growing complexity of stormwater is driving the transition. For others, growing mixed media compliance demands or the failure of other management approaches are the drivers. This trend will only increase.
There are some advantages to placing stormwater within the control of another water-related utility organization, mostly revolving around the organization’s mindset to run its activities as customer-oriented, asset-heavy, public enterprises.