Questionnaire to F.C. Citizens on Storm Water

Falls Church City Director of Public Works Bill Hicks told the F.C. City Council at a work session Monday night that a survey on storm water matters was put into the mail this week to all single family home addresses in the City.

It asks 22 questions on the impact the unusually high rainfall levels over the summer had on residences. He said it is part of a storm water evaluation process to better inform decisions on where improvements should occur. Currently, there are 21 capital projects in the City’s watershed management plan. He said improvements are expected to result in a discount in the cost of flood insurance for City residents. The City’s efficiency in its flood plain management has already resulted in a 10 percent discount, in adherence with federal guidelines, and that could be boosted to a 15 percent discount soon.