50% or lower
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Over the last several years economic turmoil brought residential and commercial development to a halt. This is significant because most stormwater management infrastructure is installed in new developments. At the same time, more frequent large storms, flooding, and episodes of drought due to climate change are putting pressure on existing stormwater management infrastructure. Several new pieces of stormwater legislation were enacted in the last three years; however, no funding has been available for implementing those rules. The current and anticipated needs for stormwater infrastructure are too large for individual municipalities to fund. Whether Pennsylvania municipalities and the state will come together to address the problems caused by stormwater remains to be seen.Read the full report (PDF) Read about contributors to this report.