Value of Partnerships in Reducing MS4 Compliance Cost

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Across the nation, municipal stormwater managers face financial burdens as they work to manage stormwater flows that jeopardize the health and safety of communities and the availability of clean water. Decreased federal funding for stormwater management in recent decades has resulted in local communities shouldering most of the rising costs to protect the nation’s water resources. This report examines the opportunities the private sector and non-traditional partners can provide to improve efficiency for municipal stormwater managers in meeting regulatory obligations, fostering watershed collaboration, and engaging public participation in reducing stormwater runoff.