Manual for Establishing Stormwater Utilities in Florida
FSA's How to Establish a Stormwater Utility manual was originally funded in part by a Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program grant from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) through a contract with the Stormwater/Nonpoint Source Management Section of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Also participating in the funding of the project were the St. Johns River and South Florida Water Management Districts. In 2003, FSA updated the manual with funding contributed in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
After the grant was awarded, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was created. The purpose of the TAC was to oversee the project, select authors for each chapter, and to review and comment on drafts of the text. After being selected through a competitive process, each author participated with the TAC in the peer review process. A list of the members of the TAC appears in the manual. The manual was prepared to assist communities that are considering the development and implementation of a stromwater utility as a means of providing supplemental or alternative funding for their stormwater management program. It is written for citizens, elected officials, and city or county administrators and staff who want to understand the issues, benefits and community investment associated with stormwater utilities.