What is the City's responsibility for stormwater?

The City is responsible for managing stormwater within its corporate city limits.  The City operates and maintains drainage facilities located within the public rights-of-way.  The City does not maintain facilities located on private property or that fall under the jurisdiction of other governmental agencies.

Other components of the program include (this is not a complete list of projects or items):

  • Improved water quality through monitoring and reduction of illicit discharges and pollutants
  • Public information and education
  • Increased maintenance or repair of the city’s stormwater system
  • Development of stormwater design standards and regulations
  • Field inspections and enforcement
  • Construction of identified drainage study projects

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1. What is the stormwater drainage system and why is there a fee?
2. Why has a stormwater utility fee been implemented?
3. Where does our money go for stormwater projects?
4. How often is the stormwater user fee/charge updated?
5. If I disagree with the amount I am being charged, what do I do?
6. I am renting an apartment or house. Do I have to pay this charge?
7. What are things that should never enter a storm drain? Examples include but are not limited to:
8. What things can enter a storm drain?
9. Why is stormwater a problem?
10. What is the City's responsibility for stormwater?
11. Why is this a stormwater fee and not a property tax increase?
12. I have a detention pond on my property. Will the utility be responsible for the maintenance of the pond?
13. Are stormwater and sewer systems the same thing?
14. What is watershed?
15. Why is it important to protect a watershed?