Why are churches and schools being billed?

The service charge, just like water and sewer fees, is based upon the cost of services provided. The storm water charge is not the same as a tax, but rather, the storm water fees are billed to all customers who receive the service. Churches and schools contribute a significant amount of runoff to the City because of their size and amount of impervious surface; therefore, these entities will be treated like all other customers under the rate structure.

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1. What is storm water?
2. Why does Monroe charge for storm water?
3. What is the concern about storm water quality?
4. How much is the storm water utility charge?
5. What is the storm water charge based on?
6. What is an impervious surface?
7. How is the impervious area of a property measured?
8. Is this a one-time charge?
9. How will I be billed?
10. Who has to pay?
11. Is there a review process for the storm water charge?
12. How much money will this service fee raise for the storm water utility fund?
13. Why are churches and schools being billed?
14. Can I deduct the storm water fee on my taxes?
15. Is it possible to have my fee reduced?
16. I have installed detention basins on my property. Shouldn't this be reflected in a reduced fee?
17. How can you impose this fee without a public vote?
18. What happens if I don't pay?
19. Where does the money go?
20. Why not add this to my property taxes?
21. Is this money going to take care of the drainage problems created by new development?
22. I am a renter...do I pay the storm water fee, or does my landlord?
23. The City required me to put in a bunch of extra parking spaces. Why should I have to pay a service charge for them now?
24. My business is not connected to the City's drainage system. Why should I have to pay?
25. Has this program been used anywhere else?
26. How can I be sure this fee won't pay for other City projects?
27. I have a storm drainage problem, what should I do?