What is this charge on my water bill?

That is the stormwater utility fee, which was approved by the University Park City Council in December 2003. The fee is designed to raise money to pay for federal- and state-required improvements to the city's stormwater, meaning any water that goes down the storm drain and ultimately into Turtle Creek and the Trinity River.

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1. What is this charge on my water bill?
2. What is impermeable or impermeable surface?
3. How was this fee amount determined?
4. How do I know what my zoning classification is?
5. Who approved the fee?
6. What is the resulting revenue used for?
7. Why did the city establish the stormwater utility?
8. What is the advantage of a stormwater utility charge over property taxes as a source of funding?
9. What is involved in stormwater management?