Why is this fee higher than the fee that was previously charged?

This fee considers all aspects of managing and maintaining a separate stormwater management system. The previous charges did not adequately capture the total operation, maintenance, and capital improvements cost. The new fee provides the necessary revenues to make sure the city meets its responsibilities under Federal and State requirements.  This is done by ensuring proper maintenance and operation of the city’s forty-plus pumping stations, conveying water off properties and roads into the drainage system, and providing for continued stormwater system upgrades. The expenditures for the stormwater management system are approved each year by the Mayor and City Council as part of the city’s fiscal budgeting program.

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1. What is a stormwater utility fee?
2. Why is stormwater run-off a problem?
3. Why should I have to pay for rain falling on my property
4. Why did the city stop charging a stormwater fee and but now is charging a new fee?
5. Why is this fee higher than the fee that was previously charged?
6. What is my stormwater fee based upon?
7. What is considered "Impervious" or "Pervious"?
8. How were the impervious surfaces measured on my property?
9. Are roads and public rights-of-way charged the stormwater utility fee?
10. What does the stormwater program do?
11. How accurate are the impervious are analysis images that can be found online?
12. What credits are available to residential property owners?
13. What if I was overcharged or I successfully appealed the measured impervious area?