Why the Concern About Storm Water Quality?
A major storm water quality concern is ‘non-point source pollution.’ As the name implies, non-point source pollution comes from numerous locations and is carried through runoff. The types of pollutants include: toxins, metals, oils, nutrients, and fecal coliform. These directly impact water quality and now represent a large percentage of the pollution picture. More frequent street sweeping and increased cleaning of storm drains can help control these pollutants.

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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?