Why do we need this?

The City has identified over $60 million in projects to reduce flooding problems within the City and requires an increase of preventative maintenance of the drainage system. Also, Federal and State regulations on stormwater are becoming increasingly restrictive and the City must comply with those regulations as well. To meet these challenges, the City has established a Stormwater Utility. The stormwater utility, supported by equitable fees, would provide a dedicated funding source to reduce flooding, replace storm sewer pipes, reduce stream bank erosion, and meet regulatory requirements to reduce stormwater pollution.