Save Water AND Money!
The Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Reimbursement Program is now in its seventh year! This popular program allows Ankeny landowners and businesses to incorporate stormwater BMPs on their property to aid in the improve of water quality and decrease the water quantity in our streams and ponds. The program is intended to help cover the cost of materials and/or contactor labor to install such practices.
The City of Ankeny has budgeted $12,000 for a stormwater BMP cost-share program. The City of Ankeny will provide up to a 50% match on BMPs constructed, with a maximum reimbursement amount of $1,800 per landowner or business. Rain barrels will be funded at a maximum of $75, limit of one per address. The funding may be utilized for multiple practices, however, the maximum amount reimbursed will be $1,800 for all practices. Applicants may utilize this program in multiple fiscal years for various BMP projects, with the exception of rain barrels which are available one time only. Funding is available to applicants on a first come basis and is subject to the approval of the Public Works staff and the director.
Some BMPs include rain gardens/bioretention cells, rain barrels, pervious pavement systems, soil quality restoration, and native planting gardens/buffers/swales. There are many benefits to native plants. They love our Iowa weather and can survive when it is hot or cold or rainy or dry. Their deep root systems get them water in the summer and help make loose, rich soil that soaks up rain like a sponge. These plants also add much needed habitat and food for butterflies, insects, and birds.
Applications are now being accepted for BMP practices for fiscal year 2018! Work must be completed by May 31, 2018.
Apply for the 2017/2018 Stormwater Best Management Practice Reimbursement Program. Click here for the application form. Please read the instructions before submitting your application. Click here for the instructions about the program. Practices must be approved prior to completion of work.
Contact Amy Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org of 963-3542 for more information.