Why do I have to pay a stormwater user fee?
By installing or maintaining impervious surface areas such as rooftops, driveways, and parking areas on a property, the property owner chooses to send additional stormwater into the City’s stormwater infrastructure. As a result, the City has to maintain infrastructure and provide other services to ensure that the stormwater is handled appropriately. The stormwater user fee is similar to fees paid for water and sewer service, trash tags, or electricity, in that it is based on the amount of stormwater your property creates: all developed land in the City, whether it is owned by government, a business entity, non-profit organization, or an individual, is billed based on the amount of impervious surface area on the property.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why do we need to worry about stormwater?
3. Why do I have to pay a stormwater user fee?