What benefits are associated with a Stormwater utility?

The benefits include funding for improved services for flood reduction, water quality management, planning and studies to improve water quality and flood reduction, risk assessments, improved operation and maintenance, water quality monitoring, capital improvements, GIS database management, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (Federal Program) compliance, capital improvements, and natural resources restoration.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. What is meant by the “Stormwater System?”
3. Why are we being charged for Stormwater?
4. Will all properties have to pay the fee?
5. Why do I participate in the Stormwater Program if my subdivision is built-out and has an adequate storm sewer system already?
6. Are developers responsible for managing Stormwater on new development?
7. Does this mean the City will take care of the drainage in my yard?
8. How will this fee be billed?
9. How much will I have to pay?
10. How are Commercial properties charged?
11. We maintain a private system and pay maintenance on surface water license to the County, why do we have to pay a separate City municipal Stormwater Fee?
12. What benefits are associated with a Stormwater utility?