What is Storm Water?
Storm Water is rainwater or snowmelt that does not soak into the ground or evaporate following a storm. Storm Water runs off of surfaces such as roofs, lawns, paved streets, and parking lots.
Storm water can become polluted by litter, dirt, bacteria, chemicals, and oils that it picks up along the journey. When polluted storm water reaches a water body it can have a harmful impact on the plants and animals in and around the water. It can also affect people who swim or fish in the water.
What is a Storm Water Utility?
A Storm Water Utility is responsible for funding the operation, management,
construction and maintenance of Storm Water facilities. This utility generates its
revenue through user fees. The fees are used to maintain and upgrade drainage facilities within the City as well as funding state and federal mandates regarding storm water facility reviews, inspections, and the erosion and sediment control program that relates to new construction.
- Residential Fees $3.00 per month
- Commercial Fees $6.00 per month