One of the world’s most valuable natural resources is water, so it is reasonable that communities must do what they can to protect and wisely manage this resource.
One of the most important considerations in managing the growth of a municipality is to limit the amount of stormwater runoff, soil erosion, and watershed pollution caused by that growth.
The residential population of the City of Fayetteville has tripled over the last three decades from about 6,000 people in 1990 to nearly 18,000 now. The city back then had a relatively sparse commercial district, but it has since become a regional shopping and dining destination serving the south side of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
All of this development affects the way water flows from the clouds to the ground and into the streams. As Fayetteville continues to grow and develop, and especially as the historic downtown district is expanded, strategic stormwater management will continue to be important.