A major effort will be made to institute an Asset Management system for the City’s drainage infrastructure. This will involve inventorying and documenting in a GIS system all of the City’s drainage infrastructure, determining the condition of the infrastructure and then using that information to guide maintenance activities and inform decisions on major repairs or replacement.

A secondary emphasis is aligning all stormwater efforts within the City to get the best outcomes for our citizens. These efforts include water quality improvements, flood reduction, drainage maintenance and flood plain management.

Part of the effort to align missions within the City is acknowledging that stormwater issues fall into two broad, interrelated categories: stormwater quality and quantity. In recognition of this, the overall program will be named the Memphis Stormwater Quality and Quantity Program, or MSQ2 for short.