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Stormwater Management Utility Fee
Utility Fee Overview
The Stormwater Management (SWM) Utility Fee is a charge for service assessed for all property owners, including homeowners, businesses, houses of worship, governments and schools. The utility fee is necessary for the City to comply with State and federal clean water requirements and to maintain stormwater conveyance and treatment systems.

This fee is structured to recover costs for the services the City must provide to protect public safety, property and the environment, and to share these costs among all property owners fairly and equitably.

The utility fee is based on the amount of impervious area (e.g, rooftops, driveways and parking lots) on each property. The fee helps pay for maintenance associated with the demand placed on the stormwater system (treatment facilities and/or storm drain pipes) because of runoff from impervious surfaces.

The cost to manage this system is being distributed to all property owners based on this fee. While the stormwater impact of any one property may seem small, the cumulative effect of impervious areas greatly affects stormwater runoff quality and rate of stream erosion.

July 2016 Stormwater Management Utility Fee rate is $ 127.70 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU).