What services are funded by money collected from the stormwater utility fee?

The stormwater utility fee pays for the operations and maintenance costs of the stormwater management program. Some of the services tied to the stormwater program include:

  • Federal regulatory compliance
  • Construction inspections to ensure that erosion prevention methods are being utilized
  • Flood protection through capital improvement projects
  • Water quality monitoring of local waterways
  • Public education and outreach
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Shoulder and ditch maintenance within the publicly owned right-of-way
  • Storm drain and storm pipe cleaning and repair, not including private driveway pipes
  • GIS mapping

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1. What is stormwater and why does it need to be managed?
2. Why do I have to pay a stormwater utility fee?
3. What services are funded by money collected from the stormwater utility fee?
4. Who pays the fee?
5. How is the stormwater utility fee different from a tax?
6. Why isn't the stormwater utility fee just included on my monthly water bill?
7. I think my bill may be calculated too high, what should I do?
8. Do other cities have stormwater user fees?
9. Is gravel considered impervious surface?
10. What happens to my stormwater utility bill when I am no longer the property owner?
11. How can I apply for a utility fee credit?
12. Can I reduce my fee by controlling the runoff from my property?
13. My property has terrible drainage problems. Will the utility fee pay for drainage improvements on my property?
14. I saw someone dump something into a stormdrain. Who do I call?
15. How do I get a rain barrel?