Emmitsburg Phase I Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study

The Environmental Finance Center assisted the Town of Emmitsburg, MD in developing a sufficient, sustained, and equitable financing strategy for stormwater management.  

The Town is required to comply with a Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for discharges from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). As a result of evaluating potential future budget solutions, the Town is considering a stormwater utility as a viable alternative to funding its stormwater management program services. 

EFC worked with Emmitsburg to assess existing stormwater management activities and regulatory requirements to identify program gaps; analyze financing options designed to best meet local needs and priorities; support the preparation of annual stormwater budgets and work plans; provide guidance on stormwater financing strategy development; and assist with outreach and education activities, including presentations to the public and elected officials, stakeholder engagement and development of outreach materials.

The final report can be accessed below. Please contact Jelena Dakovic at jdakovic@umd.edu if you need an accessible version of the report.


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2021 - 2022

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