What is stormwater?

Stormwater is a term for what becomes of rain after it falls onto our rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, and other impervious surfaces that prevent the rain from naturally soaking into the ground. Stormwater runoff is a significant public concern, because if it is not properly controlled, it can cause serious damage to our properties and environment. Local governments maintain systems of ditches, pipes, tunnels, culverts, and basins to enable stormwater to reach creeks and streams without damaging homes, businesses, and other infrastructure. 

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1. What is a stormwater fee? What does this fee cover?
2. Why do I pay a stormwater fee?
3. How is the fee calculated?
4. How do I appeal the amount of my fee? What if I think there is an error in my bill?
5. What is stormwater?
6. What does impervious mean?
7. How does the City know the amount of impervious surfaces on each parcel?
8. How long does the appeal process take?
9. What is the City doing to minimize the impact of stormwater?