Stormwater Utility Implementation

City of Byron 

DATE OF SERVICES: August 2016 – Present



  • Stormwater Master Planning
  • Utility Implementation
  • Stormwater Consulting


  • Burke Murph – Project Manager
  • Matt Taylor – Quality Control
  • Barrett Neal – Assistant Project Manager
  • Claire Swaim – Senior Project Engineer
  • Michael Griffore – GIS Manager & Senior Designer

CLIENT: City of Byron


The City of Byron (City) identified stormwater problems of varying magnitude and requested GWES’ services to help develop a plan to prioritize, fund, and complete remediation and/or improvement projects.   Part of this plan included evaluating existing infrastructure and the City’s GIS database as well as determining the feasibility of implementing a stormwater utility for the city.  GWES completed the feasibility study in the Fall of 2016 determining that a stormwater utility was feasible and assisted with the implementation of the utility in 2017.  As part of the implementation of the utility, GWES assisted the city in developing a rate structure based on impervious area measured using up-to-date aerial photography from available GIS and “mapping” impervious area of buildings and other structures for all classifications of residential parcels.  In June of 2017, the city implemented their Stormwater Utility and Stormwater Management Ordinances.  Since 2017, GWES has assisted the city in multiple projects as their On-Call Stormwater Consultant.  As part of the Utility Implementation, GWES provided engineering services related to development of the following:

  • Stormwater Master Plan
  • Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study
  • Implementation of Public Education/Outreach Program
  • Defining and Establishing Org. Structure
  • Evaluation of Utility Customer Account Data
  • Performing a Rate Study Analysis
  • Establishing Bill and Database Mgmt. System
  • Developing & Implementing Stormwater Utility Ordinance
  • Providing On-Going Stormwater Consultation
  • GEFA Consulting Services