What is involved in stormwater management?

Stormwater management involves control of stormwater quantity and quality. Stormwater quantity management focuses on managing the volume or amount of stormwater as well as the speed of runoff resulting from various storms. Stormwater quality management focuses on the prevention of water pollution by requiring best management practices for various activities, including construction.

Municipalities and utility districts utilize best management practices, including development policies, capital projects to construct stormwater sewers, ditches, and basins, and operational practices to ensure stormwater management. The goals of these efforts are improved drainage, prevention of flood damage, and improved water quality.

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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?