Why is the fee based on a property’s impervious surface?

Impervious surface is the most accurate way to estimate the amount of polluted water (stormwater) that flows off a property and into our pipes and streams during a rain event. The more hard surface area on a property, the more stormwater runoff that is produced. Because of this, the fee is higher for properties with larger impervious surfaces.

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1. What is a stormwater utility fee?
2. When will the stormwater fee go into effect?
3. Will my tax rate be reduced to offset this fee?
4. How often are customers billed?
5. Who pays the stormwater fee?
6. What is impervious surface?
7. Why is the fee based on a property’s impervious surface?
8. What does the fee pay for?
9. How does the Town determine your impervious surface?
10. What is the Equivalent Residential Unit?
11. How do I know what my impervious surface is if I live in a new development?
12. What happens if I don't pay my bill?
13. Can I appeal or dispute my stormwater utility fee charge?
14. Isn't this essentially a tax on rain water?
15. What if I have other questions?