Stormwater is water that originates from rainfall or snow that flows over hard surfaces (like rooftops, streets, and parking lots) without being absorbed. Stormwater runoff can pick up pollutants and carry them through storm sewers and into local streams and rivers.

Polluted stormwater runoff is a leading cause of surface water pollution in the United States and has the potential to adversely affect local water quality, contribute to localized flooding, and increase sediment loading in our ditches, streams, rivers and lakes.

Stormwater Utility Charge

To help offset the cost of stormwater management, property owners are subject to a utility charge that varies based on the amount of hard surface on your property. You can reduce your fee by implementing certain practices that reduce the impact of stormwater from your property. Stormwater credits are available to non-residential property owners who prove to be good stewards of stormwater resources.

Stormwater Utility Credit Program

Review the manual below to see if there's more you could be doing to reduce your stormwater charge and help protect our natural water resources. For more information, please call 419-245-3221 during normal business hours.