Purpose

The purpose of the Stormwater Utility was described by the County Commissioners in Ordinance 14-2005 (PDF).

Purpose
The San Juan County Storm Water Utility is established to minimize property damage, promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare, minimize water quality degradation by preventing siltation, flooding, contamination and erosion of the County’s waterways and drainages, protect aquifers, insure the safety of County roads and rights-of-way, increase educational and recreational opportunities, restore fisheries, encourage the retention of open space, and foster other beneficial public uses including the use of low impact development strategies and technologies to the extent practicable.