There are a number of factors that have led the City of Seguin to implement a stormwater utility including regulatory obligations, residential growth (current and anticipated) and growing infrastructure and maintenance needs. The City has identified capital projects and significant maintenance items related to stormwater (drainage) that are not currently funded through the general fund. These capital projects are designed to address existing localized flooding issues, street ponding and provide the capacity necessary for future development and redevelopment. The improvements will also upgrade the City street network.
Also, Federal and State regulations on stormwater management will be required due to the growth in this region and the impending population surge in Seguin. Regulations are becoming more restrictive and the City must comply with those regulations as well. The Stormwater Utility Rate will help meet these challenges. Supported by equitable fees, the Stormwater Utility Rate provides a dedicated funding source to reduce localized flooding, replace and add additional storm sewer pipes, reduce creeks, stream/riverbank erosion, and meet regulatory requirements to reduce stormwater pollution.