How is the stormwater fee assessed?

The stormwater fee for Residential customers is a flat $5.00 per month. Commercial/Non-Residential customers are charged $5.00 per 2,500 square feet of impervious surfaces on their property. Impervious surfaces are anything that stormwater cannot penetrate such as rooftops, parking lots, compacted gravel etc. The Commercial/Non-Residential fees were assessed at the onset of the Stormwater Management Program by an engineering firm using GIS software and aerial photogrammetry to view and measure impervious surfaces located on each parcel within City Limits. The fee is not charged to residents and commercial businesses located outside of City Limits, even though they may have a Belmont address.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Where does stormwater go if it runs off of impervious surfaces and doesn’t soak into the ground?
3. Why is there a stormwater fee?
4. How is the stormwater fee assessed?
5. What is the stormwater fee used for?
6. Why can’t I just put it in the storm drain, it’s treated because it’s part of the sewer right?
7. Why are the storm drain(s) on my street not draining?
8. I live outside the City Limits. Does the City do any stormwater work outside City Limits?
9. What can I do to keep areas of my yard from washing away or eroding?
10. Why do I have a sinkhole in my yard?