Why is the Storm Water fee necessary?
The Storm Water Fee is a result of the Federal Clean Water Act of 1972 and amendments thereafter. The regulations require cities to make improvements to reduce the amount of pollution from storm water runoff.

These improvements include public education as well as removing pollution at the source. There are no federal or state dollars provided to implement water quality measures so the Storm Water fee has been adopted. Storm water is responsible for funding the operation, management, construction and maintenance of Storm water facilities.

This generates its revenue through user fees. The Storm water fee is a service fee and not a tax. The fees are used to maintain and upgrade drainage facilities within the City as well as funding state and federal mandates regarding storm Water facility reviews, inspections, and the erosion and sediment control program that relates to new construction.

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1. My pond has a green film on it. What do I do?
2. Why are there all these dead fish in my pond?
3. What causes poor water quality?
4. Why can’t I dump grass clippings into the storm drain or onto the roads?
5. Where are storm drains?
6. Is trash and debris floating in the water considered pollution?
7. Why is the Storm Water fee necessary?
8. My utility bill includes a charge for "storm water." What is this?