What is the city’s responsibility for storm water?

The City is responsible for managing all aspects of storm water within its jurisdiction. The city operates and maintains drainage facilities that are located within the public right of way or public easements. The city does not maintain facilities that are located on private property or that fall under the jurisdiction of other governmental jurisdictions. However, the City is responsible to assure that all private facilities are maintained and operating as designed. Some of the other important components of this program include:

  • Improved stormwater quality through monitoring and reduction of illicit discharges and pollutants
  • Public information and education concerning stormwater issues
  • Increased maintenance /repair of the City’s stormwater system
  • Development of stormwater design standards and regulations
  • Field inspection/enforcement of these standards
  • Construction of long overdue stormwater projects

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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?