Stormwater is the water that lands on our lawns, driveways, and roads during a rain or snow storm. Water can't soak into our driveways or roads, so this water flows into storm drains, which are the inlets you see on the side of the roads. Stormwater is also carried through drainage channels/ditches along the side of the roads.
Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flood control and water supplies), or QUANTITY, and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution, or QUALITY. Use the links below to learn more about each!
Stormwater fees raise funds to perform stormwater maintenance activities. Cities can levy fees based on a variety of standards, but one of the most common methods is to base them on the amount of impervious surfaces (surfaces like concrete and roofs, where water can’t seep into the ground) on a property.
Rates are $7.00 per month for residential customers. Commercial rates vary depending upon the type of business, with rates being anywhere between $10.68 and $24.40 per acre per month.