How Was the Storm Water Utility Created?
In November 2005, the San Juan County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 14- 2005 (PDF) that established the County's Storm Water Utility. The ordinance authorized the San Juan County Department of Public Works to develop the utility in a way that best addresses the county's flooding and water quality problems.
In May 2006 a citizen Storm Water Utility Steering Committee was convened to make recommendations to the County regarding the utility's mission statement, goals, and funding / rate structure. After five meetings, the Committee reached agreement on its recommendations and submitted them in a letter to the County Council (PDF) in September 2006.
For more information about the storm Water utility, contact Ed Hale at 360-370-0532.