They’re SAFE

Financing Stormwater Management

The following acronym outlines why these funds are described as a SAFE method for financing stormwater management:

  • Stable – fees are not as dependent on the uncertain annual budget process as tax revenue is
  • Adequate –fees are based on a strategically planned stormwater program that meets the needs of the community
  • Flexible – the enterprise fund can adapt to changing program and funding needs over time
  • Equitable – the cost of the stormwater program is borne by the user on the basis of impact on the drainage system and receiving waters, not property value