Water, sewer and stormwater fees are separate enterprise funds that are designed to support each of those individual services provided to our community. Those fees cannot be utilized for general government functions and services.
The Utility helps pay for infrastructure improvements and maintenance needed to reduce the volume of combined sewer overflows into local waterways.
Credits up to 75% are offered. Methods to reduce the stormwater fee differ if the property is a business or residence. Residential credits for installing 100 gallons of rain barrel storage, planting a rain garden, or disconnecting at least 75% of your downspouts are available. Businesses wishing to reduce their fee should contact the Engineering Department directly at 324-7739. For a short FAQ on stormwater credits click here.
The fees are based on a billing unit called an Equivalent Stormwater Unit (ESU). Each ESU is equal to 1,898 square feet of hard surface.
Stormwater runs off all properties, including vacant ones that are covered with trees and grass.