What is the Stormwater Treatment Facility (STF) Cost Share Program?
The STF program is the City's innovative approach to controlling stormwater quality caused by stormwater runoff. The goal of this program is to encourage individual landowners and businesses to incorporate STFs on their property to aid in the improvement of water quality.
Why is stormwater runoff a concern?
As stormwater runoff flows over land and impervious surfaces, it picks up sediment, contaminants, litter, nutrients, and other pollutants which then discharge into the waterways within Overland Park untreated. Unmanaged stormwater could adversely affect these waterways by causing water pollution, stream bank erosion, and even flooding.
How residents/businesses can help
Overland Park has budgeted $10,000 for the STF cost-share program to encourage individual homeowners and businesses to incorporate STFs on their property to aid in the improvement of water quality.
The city will help cover the costs of materials and contractor labor to install rain gardens or native planting swales, buffers, rain barrels and planting native trees.
The city will provide a:
- 50 percent match on STFs, up to $1,000 for rain gardens or native planting swales/buffers,
- 50 percent match on rain barrels, up to $75,
- 50 percent match on native trees, up to $50, and
- 50 percent match on riparian tree planting up to $1000.
How to participate
Funding is available to applicants on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to the approval of the Public Works Division. Funding will not be allowed for STFs that are required to meet Chapter 16.210 of the OPMC.