What is the Service Fee Charge Based On?

The service charge is based on the amount of impervious area on a property. Impervious area is the best indicator of how much you use the storm water system. Single-family homes provide the basis for the rate. The average amount of impervious area for a single-family residence is 3,163 square feet or one (1) equivalent resident unit (ERU). ERU’s for businesses are calculated by dividing the impervious area by 3,163 square feet.

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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?