How are stormwater fees used?

The quarterly stormwater fee charged by the City is used to raise funds for construction and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure. Many other municipalities levy this type of fee, sometimes known as a “Rain Tax”, and base their fee on a variety of standards. The City uses one of the most common methods and bases fees on the amount of impervious surfaces, such as roofs and concrete walkways, on a property since these are the types of surfaces that increase stormwater runoff. For residential properties the average percent impervious area was estimated.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is polluted runoff?
3. What is Nonpoint Source Pollution
4. What causes polluted Stormwater Runoff?
5. Why do we need to manage stormwater and polluted runoff?
6. How is stormwater runoff "managed"?
7. Why all the recent fuss about stormwater?
8. If stormwater pollution only affects streams and creeks, why should I care?
9. How are stormwater fees used?
10. How does this benefit the average taxpayer?
11. Ten things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff erosion
12. How can I help reduce storwater pollution in my area?