To maintain storm water facilities to an acceptable and legally required service level providing comparable service to all citizens. To expand public facilities as necessary to accommodate the growth of the City minimizing the cost to existing citizens.
The Storm Water Utility is responsible for collecting, treating, storing conveying and discharging rainfall and snow melt runoff in a manner that is safe for the public and the environment.
The Storm Water Utility is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of over 52 miles of storm sewer pipe ranging in size from 12 inch to 60 inch. The storm sewer conveyance system contains 2,280 storm sewer inlets, four large box culvert structures, and more than 50 publically-owned storm water detention basins. The utility is also responsible for the inspection of 90 privately-owned storm water management facilities to ensure that they are properly maintained to treat storm water as approved by the City.
Quarterly storm water charges are based on impervious area. Stand-alone single-family residences are charged 1 ERU per quarter. Other classes are measured for impervious area and charged accordingly. 1 ERU = 2, 842 sq ft.