Why did the city establish the stormwater utility?

Before the fee, the City used general tax revenues to support its stormwater efforts. This pulls money away from projects and programs in other departments. Like many other Texas communities, the City is required to comply with the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Phase II program for Municipal Separate Storm Systems (MS4s). Many north Texas cities have had a stormwater utility fee in place for years.

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1. What is this charge on my water bill?
2. What is impermeable or impermeable surface?
3. How was this fee amount determined?
4. How do I know what my zoning classification is?
5. Who approved the fee?
6. What is the resulting revenue used for?
7. Why did the city establish the stormwater utility?
8. What is the advantage of a stormwater utility charge over property taxes as a source of funding?
9. What is involved in stormwater management?