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Property Stormwater Treatment Facility Program

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City of Prairie Village’s Cost-Share Reimbursement Program
for Stormwater Treatment Facilities

What is stormwater runoff?
Stormwater runoff is water that is generated when rain, snow melt, and surface drainage flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground. Impervious surfaces are defined as hard surfaces where water is unable to soak or infiltrate into the ground, such as streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and roof tops.

Where does stormwater go?
As stormwater runoff flows over land and impervious surfaces, it picks up sediment, contaminants, litter, nutrients, and other pollutants which then discharge into our waterways untreated. Unmanaged stormwater could adversely affect waterways causing water pollution, stream bank erosion, and even flooding.

What can I do?
By capturing rain water where it lands and infiltrating or slowing down the stormwater through stormwater treatment facilities (STFs), the pollutants and sediment have a chance to settle out rather than create adverse affects in the City’s waterways. These facilities can help promote water quality of our streams and creeks, ultimately helping to improve the water quality downstream.

City of Prairie Village’s Cost-Share Reimbursement Program
The City of Prairie Village receives annual grants from Johnson County for the Stormwater Treatment Facilities (STF) cost-share program. Last years grant amount was for $5,000.  This program is an innovative approach to controlling stormwater thus improving water quality and aiding in reducing erosion. The program encourages individual homeowners and businesses to incorporate STFs on their property and is intended to help cover the cost of material and/or contractor labor to install such facilities. The program runs from April 1st to October 31st annually. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to applicable laws and provisions including but not limited to the City of Prairie Village Municipal Code. A homeowner or business is allowed to apply for one STF in a calendar year. Please see Program Requirements for additional information.

Stormwater Treatment Facilities – Program Requirements

Program Applicant Conditions:

  1. The applicant shall be responsible for all project costs. The City of Prairie Village will provide reimbursement after the costs have been incurred. After submitting all final costs and receipts, the City will reimburse the applicant as follows:
    a. Rain gardens – 50% match up to $1000 (See Percolation BMP)
    b. Pervious pavement – 50% match up to $1000
    c. Rain Barrels – 50% match up to $75 each (Limit 2 rain barrels)
    d. Native Trees – 50% match up to $150 each (Limit 2 trees)
  2. The project must be completed by October 31 of the submittal year.
  3. If the project requires vegetation, it must be installed between April 1st and October 31st of the submittal year.
  4. The City of Prairie Village will require access to your property for evaluation of the application prior to the start of construction, during construction, and after construction is complete for final inspection of the project.
  5. Implementation of an approved project is the sole responsibility of the property owner. The City of Prairie Village is not liable for personal injury or property damage resulting from said work.
  6. Projects approved for funding carry no implied warranty by the City of Prairie Village.
  7. It is the responsibility of the property owner for maintaining the STF for a minimum of three years.
  8. The applicant is responsible for obtaining all permits required by Public Works. This could include a Drainage Permit, a Right of Way Permit and/or notifying Kansas One Call before beginning any work.
  1. Fill out the application. Attach a map, project summary/description, and project schedule. 
  2. Include any cost estimates or quotes.
  3. Make sure the application is signed by the property owner.
  4. Submit the completed application and all required documents to the contact listed below.
  5. After application approval, contact Public Works prior to starting the project for an initial inspection.
  6. Call Public Works for a final inspection after the project is completed.
  7. Submit Reimbursement and Maintenance Agreement with final receipts to Public Works for approval and payment.

Contact Information:
City of Prairie Village, Public Works Department
3535 Somerset Dr. Prairie Village, KS 66208
Chris Worden: (913)-385-4651 or Email attn:

Additional Resources:
Raingarden Manual
Raingarden Percolation Test
Mid-America Regional Council
Pervious Pavement Information
Native Tree Information - STF Kansas native trees

Prairie Village Stormwater Utility Fee Credit (your project might qualify you for a Stormwater Utility Fee Credit, check out the website for more information).

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