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Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Utility plans, funds, constructs and maintains the City's surface water management system using various drainage facilities to properly disperse stormwater. The Utility is similar to water, electric, and waste sewage utilities which charge user fees for the service. It is funded bt the fees charged to property owners.
Stormwater Management Utility is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the City's existing storm drainage system. The department also handles the construction of additional storm drainage facilities and provides other services related to stormwater management. Forest Park maintains three regional storm water detention basins which temporarily detain and then slowly discharge storm water runoff.

Drainage Before Improvements
Drainage Before Improvements

Drainage After Improvements
Drainage After Improvements


Regional Detention Basin
Regional Detention Basin

The Need
As homes, commercial buildings, and parking lots are built, natural ground cover is destroyed. This ground cover previously provided a natural absorption method for rainfall. Also, channeled water in drainage facilities results in increased velocity and volume. This in turn causes erosion of stream banks, damage to property and buildup of sediment, reducing the efficiency
 drainage.  Drainage facilities require regular maintenance and occasional upgrading


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Functions and Services

Municipal CodeStormwater Utility Fees
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Related Pages of Interest

Application for Stormwater Management Plan Approval and PermitStormwater Improvement ExamplesOnline Library - Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Sample Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (34 Page Booklet in PDF Format)Stormwater and the Construction Industry PosterStormwater Repair Grant Application (pdf)
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Contact Us

Dave Buesking,
Director of Public Works
1201 W Kemper Rd
Forest Park, OH 45240
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  • Phone: (513) 595-5258
  • Fax: (513) 595-5285
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  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

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