Why do we need a stormwater fee?

As previously mentioned, maintenance of stormwater ponds is expensive. The sediment removal and cleaning process involved requires periodic dredging of ponds, and based upon the age of the city's system, state permits currently require ongoing monitoring and maintenance. In addition, the city's storm system and its storm drains need to be repaired and replaced regularly.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Where does stormwater go?
3. Is stormwater clean?
4. What happens to the water in storm ponds?
5. Can stormwater be cleaned?
6. Why do we need a stormwater fee?
7. How much will the fee cost?
8. Do other cities have this fee?
9. How will this fee be charged?
10. What are the next steps?