Why Do We Need a Storm Water Utility?
There are two main reasons, 1) Additional revenue is needed for storm water operations. WVC must improve its storm water operations to prevent pollution and improve storm water quality as required by the EPA’s ‘National Pollution Discharge Elimination System’ mandate. 2) More money is needed to build and improve storm drain systems. The City has estimated the cost of needed capital storm water improvements at $37 million. Before the utility was formed in 2001, appropriations were only about $300,000 a year. At this rate it would take over 100 years to build what will be needed.

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1. What is a Storm Water Utility?
2. Why Do We Need a Storm Water Utility?
3. Why the Concern About Storm Water Quality?
4. What is the Service Fee Charge Based On?
5. What is an Impervious Surface?
6. How Much is the Storm Water Utility Charge?
7. Is this a one-time charge?
8. How is Property Measured?
9. Who Has to Pay?
10. How Much Will the Utility Raise Annually Through These Fees?
11. Why Are Churches & Schools Being Billed?
12. Is it Possible to Have My Fee Reduced?
13. Where Does the Money Go?
14. Why Not Add This to My Property Taxes?
15. Is This Money Going to Take Care of the Drainage problems Created by New Development?
16. I Lease the Property I Own to Another Party. Does the Property Owner Pay the Fee or the Lessee?
17. My Business is NOT Connected to the City’s Drainage System. Why Should I Have to Pay?