Storm water refers to the surface water that is the result of heavy rain or snowfall. The water that results from heavy rain or snow melting must be drained properly in order to control flooding and prevent pollution, and the City is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the City's storm water drainage system.
In 2003, City Council passed an ordinance that allows for a storm water fee to be charged on the monthly utility bill. Payments to the City's storm water fund help to offset the City's costs associated with the City's storm water system.
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