What is Stormwater and why does it need to be managed?

Stormwater is any water that originates from precipitation, like rain or snowmelt. Stormwater can soak into soil or evaporate, but in urban areas, most Stormwater turns into runoff because of the large amounts of impervious surface, which water is unable to soak into. Federal laws regulating Stormwater runoff require Lawrenceville to reevaluate the way it manages the water that runs off impervious surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, or rooftops. Stormwater runoff creates flooding issues and carries pollutants directly to our streams and rivers, contaminating our local waterways.

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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?