How much hard surface area is an ESU?

ESU stands for Equivalent Service Unit and is used to convert the impervious area on non-residential property to service units equal to the base ESU of 6,000 square feet. To determine the number of ESU a non-residential property ‘s impervious area is measured and the total square footage is divided by the ESU to determine how many units will be charged. For example, if a non-residential property has a total of 18,000 square feet of impervious area, the property will be charged for 3 units (18,000 divided by 6,000 equals 3). Its stormwater charge would be 3 times the residential/base rater or 3 time $7.34 per month.

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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?