The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires that steps be taken to aggressively prevent storm water pollution and control runoff to improve water quality. City Council set an equitable approach to funding storm water management services and facilities with a schedule of service charges placed upon properties that are related to the burden of storm water quality control service requirements and cost. These funds go toward the reduction of the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate requirements of the Clean Water Act in accordance with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, contact the Utility Billing and Collections Specialist at 513-539-7374 ext. 1002.