Why are we being charged for Stormwater?

The City is required to meet service and permit obligations mandated by federal and state regulatory programs.  The stormwater utility allows the City to meet those service obligations, expand the level of services in our community, and become solvent through cost recovery associated with those services.  Several projects have been identified that will lessen the impact of local flooding, and these projects will be paid in part from the revenue generated by the stormwater fees.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. What is meant by the “Stormwater System?”
3. Why are we being charged for Stormwater?
4. Will all properties have to pay the fee?
5. Why do I participate in the Stormwater Program if my subdivision is built-out and has an adequate storm sewer system already?
6. Are developers responsible for managing Stormwater on new development?
7. Does this mean the City will take care of the drainage in my yard?
8. How will this fee be billed?
9. How much will I have to pay?
10. How are Commercial properties charged?
11. We maintain a private system and pay maintenance on surface water license to the County, why do we have to pay a separate City municipal Stormwater Fee?
12. What benefits are associated with a Stormwater utility?