How are the fees calculated?

Fees are assessed according to the impervious surface area or Stormwater “footprint” of each parcel, rather than property value. Each parcel will be billed for each equivalent resident unit (“ERU”). Equivalent residential unit means 3,000 square feet of impervious surface.  Each ERU is billed at a rate of $5.00 per month. Residentially zoned property, excluding multi-family housing, is billed one (1) ERU (ex. $5.00 per month). For non-residentially zoned property, including multi-family housing,  the number of ERUs to be billed is calculated by taking the square footage of the property and multiplying the square footage by Seventy-five percent (75%) and then dividing by 3,000 (ex. 5 acre parcel – 43,560 x 5 = 217,800; 217,800 x 75% = 163,350; 163,350 / 3000 = 54.45 ERUs;  54.45 x $5.00 = $272.25 per month).

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1. What is the Stormwater Fee?
2. How are the fees calculated?
3. What is Stormwater and why does it need to be managed?
4. Why do I have to pay a Stormwater utility fee?
5. What services are funded by money collected from the Stormwater utility fee?
6. How is the Stormwater utility fee different from a tax?
7. Who pays the fee?
8. Why isn't the Stormwater utility fee just included on my monthly water bill?
9. What happens to my Stormwater utility bill when I am no longer the property owner?
10. Do other cities have Stormwater user fees?
11. Is gravel considered impervious surface?
12. I think my bill may be calculated too high, what should I do?
13. How can I apply for a utility fee credit?
14. My property has drainage problems. How will the utility help me?
15. I saw someone dump something into a storm drain. Who do I call?
16. My storm drain is clogged. Who do I call?