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Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series

April 24, 2017 - 1:00-2:00 PM EST

Intermunicipal Stormwater Service Agreements & Strategic Approaches to Calculating Stormwater Costs

Presenter:  David Wheeler, Assistant Stormwater Superintendent, South Burlington, Vermont 

Prior to joining the Public Works Department, David worked as an environmental engineer at Hoyle, Tanner & Associates.  He graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2011.

David will describe how South Burlington designed and adopted Vermont’s first stormwater utility, and how the City is sharing its expertise by entering into an intermunicipal agreement with neighboring Shelburne, VT, providing it with a variety of stormwater program services, including field and administrative work. The agreement provides significant economies of scale to both municipalities, which are faced with many of the same federal, state and local regulatory pressures. David will also discuss how municipalities can identify and leverage existing program resources before determining future revenue needs.  Finally, he will set out the general principles that the City uses to calculate current and future stormwater expenditures, and how they use those figures to define overall program objectives and determine desired levels of service.

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