BALTIMORE INTEGRATED PLANNING FRAMEWORK (IPF) APPROACH

BALTIMORE INTEGRATED PLANNING FRAMEWORK (IPF) APPROACH

The City of Baltimore is one of the first municipalities voluntarily embracing EPA’s Integrated Planning Framework (IPF)i for prioritizing their Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects for water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure projects.  The City is increasingly concerned that rates remain affordable for the majority of their customers, and in September 2011, began to develop this IPF that considers environmental benefits, social impacts, financial capabilities and project delivery challenges.  This adaptive approach provides a balanced and more affordable plan that implements projects with greater benefits in the early plan years, while still meeting Clean Water Act requirements.

For the City’s responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the IPF process-Click here

Additional EPA FAQs are available on the EPA’s website.

U.S. EPA, Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning, Frequently Asked Questions, July 15, 2013. Available at: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/sw_integratedmunicipal_planning_faq.pdf.


If you have further questions about the IPF, send an email to publicworks@baltimorecity.gov and put IPF in the subject line.