Regional Stormwater Management Facilities

Provide a series of regional stormwater management facilities (RSMF) throughout the county and municipalities to provide for the treatment and management of stormwater for existing and future development including commercial areas, residential neighborhoods, and roadways. 

The RSMF will receive and treat stormwater runoff, there thereby improving environmental quality in the area’s bays, bayous, creeks, and other natural waterways.  The RSMF will reduce existing flood hazards by conveying and attenuating stormwater runoff from existing development and roadways.  The RSMF also have the added economic benefit of attracting new business/investment in the area by providing capacity for new development.  Rather than construct stormwater facilities for a single development, RSMF can relieve developers of stormwater requirements and save on the upfront costs of site construction and allow owners to maximize the use of their properties.