Are all of the various stormwater management features in the Northwest Area required, or are they unnecessary enhancements being forced on developers by the City?

The rain gardens, infiltration swales (narrow, grassy channels), pervious pavements and other features are selected by the developers as part of their overall stormwater management plan to meet the required performance standards for development in the Northwest Area. Developers have a list of possible features they can use to meet the standards. They decide which ones they will use and where they are installed. The City reviews and approves a developer’s plan based on the type of development, and verifies that the development meets the City’s requirements for stormwater treatment and retention.

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1. What is a stormwater utility?
2. Why is a stormwater utility needed?
3. How was the current rate structure developed?
4. What are the current stormwater monthly rates and fees?
5. How will I be billed?
6. Why is the Northwest Area Developed rate higher than the Urban rate?
7. How are rates approved?
8. Why doesn’t the City use property tax revenue to cover these costs?
9. How does the fee structure address properties that retain most, or all, of the stormwater runoff they generate?
10. What happens to existing stormwater Special Tax District levies?
11. Are all of the various stormwater management features in the Northwest Area required, or are they unnecessary enhancements being forced on developers by the City?
12. Charging ISD 199 property and City-owned property the stormwater Utility Fee is an extra cost to taxpayers. Why was this action taken?
13. How are fees collected, and how is fund use tracked?
14. What are the benefits to my property of paying a stormwater fee? Why am I required to pay it?
15. Who can I call with questions about stormwater?
16. Can I get a printable version of these FAQs?