Stormwater Drainage Service
Stormwater Utility Enterprise Fund
In May 2008, the Town Board approved an ordinance creating the stormwater utility as an enterprise fund within the Engineering and Utilities Department. By establishing the stormwater utility as an enterprise fund, the board assured that all costs associated with the provision of drainage services will be funded through rates and fees specifically collected for that purpose.
Primary Stormwater Utility Functions
The primary functions of the utility are to protect the lives and welfare of our citizens and to guard against damage to property from flooding during severe rainfall events. This will be accomplished in part by ensuring that new development provides storm sewers, inlets, and detention ponds to keep storm runoff at or below historic runoff rates.
Public Drainage Facilities
The utility will maintain public drainage facilities so lines and inlets are clean and ready to handle the runoff when a storm occurs. This will help ensure that police, fire, and other emergency vehicles can travel to and from any location in town, and that citizens, visitors, business clients, and customers can travel safely and freely during and after significant storm events.
Federal & State Regulations
There are also federal and state regulations that will become mandatory in the future that will require the town to take actions to protect the environment to, perhaps, a higher level than currently is done. Simply put, an adequate stormwater utility will add to the quality of life and support an attractive business climate in Frederick.
Before & After Stormwater Project PhotosView photos of past projects:
Coalridgestormwater drain pan: Before Opens a New Window. / After Opens a New Window. Coalridgestormwater outlet structure: Before Opens a New Window. / After Opens a New Window.
Upcoming Stormwater Projects:
- Downtown Drainage Improvement Project. Click here for details.
Stormwater Utility Rates
View the stormwater utility rates in the Town of Frederick.
Designated Floodplain Areas per FEMA Maps
If you are interested in obtaining floodplain information or viewing floodplain maps, please visit the FEMA website.
Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) numbers for the Town of Frederick are:
- 080244 0001B
- 080266 0850C
- 080266 0863C
- 080266 0861C
- 080266 0960D