In May of 2004, the City of Broken Arrow began implementing its Stormwater Management Program. The result of a project which has been studied for several months.
Broken Arrow has joined a list of cities throughout the nation (including Tulsa) which have established these programs to help preserve a safe and healthy environment for generations of today and tomorrow. A Stormwater Utility Fee has been created to help pay the expenses involved in managing this program.
The $7.48 fee (compared to $8.35 for City of Tulsa customers) per month for City of Broken Arrow utility customers and others who have property within the City limits began in May 2002 and first appeared on utility bills in June of that year. The fee was last updated in December 2016 after an exhaustive utilities cost of service study. Included in this section of the City's web site are links to information which explains the Stormwater Management program and the fees.
- Helpful Links
- FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Flood-Prone Property Transfer Instructions
- Flood-Prone Property Transfer Application
Elmwood & Arrowwood Estates Flood Mitigation Report
The City of Broken Arrow, through a contract with Meshek & Associates, LLC, completed in late July 2017 a Flood Mitigation Report for Elmwood Estates and Arrowwood Estates neighborhoods. Each of the subdivisions has portions of Broken Arrow Creek traversing through the neighborhood and contains multiple residential homes within the FEMA 100-year floodplain.
The mitigation report prepared was an extension of the Broken Arrow Creek Master Drainage Plan that culminated in new 2016 effective FEMA Floodplain Maps and Flood Insurance Study for Broken Arrow Creek and all tributaries in the watershed.
Public meetings were held with affected floodplain property owners from both neighborhoods beginning in October of 2016 and concluding in June of 2017. Property owners were encouraged to attend the meetings and report known drainage and flooding issues for consideration in preparation of potential flood mitigation projects. The final report with multiple proposed alternative drainage improvements will be used as a resource for City of Broken Arrow decision making on future flood mitigation actions in these specific areas.