Why do we need to spend more for storm water?

Historically, the allocation of funds has not been sufficient to address all of the city’s storm water service needs. Although the city has done a good job providing storm water services on a limited budget, the backlog of storm water projects has grown and some maintenance activities have not been performed. Local, state and federal laws also require that municipalities address the environmental impacts of storm water pollution, but do not provide the funds to do it. Consequently, the City must investigate alternative means for raising revenue.

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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?