The municipal stormwater utility is emerging across the United States as a solution to persistent flooding problems and looming federal mandates, yet many communities are still grappling with the concept and its implementation. Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works, explores the topic in a newly published article for a national trade publication.
“Stormwater Utilities: Where Do They Stand Now?” appears in the September/October 2004 edition of Stormwater magazine. The article provides much-needed insights from experts who have formed or are leading stormwater utilities in Washington, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and other states. It is available at http:// www.stormh2o.com/sw_0409_toc.html.
“This is a story topic that really struck a chord with me because it underscores the indispensable role of public relations in implementing smart public policy and accomplishing good things for people and the environment,” Woolson said. “It provides community leaders with some terrific lessons to help them better serve their constituents.”
Woolson’s articles appear regularly in publications produced by Forester Communications, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company, (www.forester.net). The Concept Works, a West Des Moines, Iowa, firm, specializes in government, public and media relations and crisis management for corporations, nonprofit organizations and political clients.