Why should I pay for rain falling on my property?

With a storm water rate, users are charged a fee for runoff discharged from their property to the City’s storm water management system, not by the amount of rain falling on their property. Property owners control the level of development on their properties, which directly impacts the runoff characteristics of the parcel. Rate payers also contribute to the management and maintenance of the stormwater systems on all of the public roads the parks and parking lots utilize for personal, industrial and commercial activities.

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1. Where can I go for more information?
2. Are there any possible credits available?
3. How much hard surface area is an ESU?
4. How is the impervious surface measured?
5. Where can I get a copy of the Arlington Design and Construction Standards?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. Why should I pay for rain falling on my property?
8. How will we be able to see where our money has been going, and what will the priorities be?
9. What is the City currently doing about these problems?
10. Why is storm water such a problem?
11. What is the city’s responsibility for storm water?
12. Are there any credits available to senior citizens or low-income residents?
13. What is a Storm Water Revenue Fund?
14. How does the Stormwater Utility work?
15. Why do we need to spend more for storm water?
16. How is a storm water user fee charged?
17. Why should I have to pay? I live on a hill and have no drainage problem.
18. I have a septic tank. Why should I pay this fee?
19. How is the Stormwater Utility collected?
20. How are differences between parcels determined?