Stormwater Financing Case Story: Oxford, MD
This case story summarizes the work of EFC and other partners to help the town of Oxford, MD address recurring stormwater and tidal flooding. The study found that stormwater infrastructure and shoreline management must be part of a unified solution – stormwater infrastructure to store and convey rainfall or tidewaters, and shoreline management to address the reality of sea level rise. While some preliminary engineering solutions were evaluated, the chief recommendation from the study was for Oxford to adopt a local stormwater and shoreline protection fee that will raise the revenue necessary to invest in water management infrastructure such as constructed wetlands and stormwater pumps. Chesapeake Bay health and flood-related pollution runoff are also addressed in the study.