Routine Maintenance & Emergency Repairs
Most cost of routine repair and maintenance is funded by property taxes, although the agency also receives state and federal grant funding. For federally declared storm disasters, Zone 7 may also apply for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
New Growth Pays for System Expansion
Development fees are Zone 7's primary source of revenue for flood-protection capital improvements. Developers pay the drainage fee to mitigate the additional stormwater runoff that can result from additional pavement.
Development-fee revenues are put toward flood-protection projects identified in the Stream Management Master Plan.
The new Flood Protection and Storm Water Drainage Development Impact Fee Ordinance went into effect in May 2009, replacing the previous SDA 7-1 Program. To view the ordinance and fee information, click here.
To view Zone 7's main page for Flood Protection & Stream Management, click here.