What is storm water? According to the EPA, storm water run-off is generated when precipitation from rain and snow melt flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated. The primary method to control storm water discharges is the use of best management practices.
Storm Water Rates Residential storm water utility rates are billed a flat fee of $3.50 and commercial storm water utility rates are billed a flat fee of $4.50. Proceeds from this federally mandated utility goes toward the city's storm water replacement fund.