The City of St. Peters, MO completed a Storm Water Master Plan, which identified ordinance and policy improvements and over 100-gray and green storm water infrastructure projects at an estimated cost of $125-million dollars.
City residents approved a sales tax increase for Parks and Storm Water, which is used as a funding source for the projects.
The City embarked on a long-term plan to partner with Home Owner Associations (HOAs) for stream bank and privately-owned detention basin improvements to provide storm water treatment and improve water quality in this Midwest suburban community.
This presentation will summarize the Master Plan results, recommendations, funding, project implementations, and perpetual stewardship and how the City was able to partner with HOAs and spend public money on private property for improving water quality.
Traditional detention basins were modified to water quality basins using techniques ranging from sediment forebays, proprietary equipment, floating islands, vegetated buffers, and iron enhanced sand filters.
Stream Projects were completed to limit erosion, improve bank stability, and preserve and restore streams with the use of green techniques involving j-hook weirs, log and rock grade control structures, strategically placed root balls, and various other natural techniques.
The City combined some of these projects with road and trail projects to reduce flooding, replace bridges, and relocate and improve trails beneath road ways to eliminate at grade trail road crossings.
To date the City, is maintaining 50-detention basins, has funded over 22-million dollars in design and construction of 77 projects, and contracted $130,000 annually on stewardship maintenance.
Attendees will determine if this approach is applicable to their community.