Why the need to spend more for stormwater?

Although the City has done a good job providing stormwater services on a very limited budget, the backlog of stormwater projects has grown and additional maintenance activities are required. Local, state, and federal laws also require that municipalities address the environmental impacts of stormwater pollution but do not provide the funds to do it. Stormwater runoff and ponding is the number one reason for the deterioration of roads and the creation of potholes. The City is investing a lot of money for the rehabilitation of roads but without improvements to the drainage system, the quality of roads will suffer.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. What is a Stormwater Utility rate?
3. What is an impervious area?
4. What is not an impervious surface?
5. I have a gravel parking area. Is that impervious?
6. Why do we need this?
7. Is the Stormwater Rate a tax?
8. How is the Stormwater Utility Rate determined?
9. How much is the Stormwater Utility Rate?
10. Who is required to pay the Stormwater Utility Rate?
11. Are there any properties that are exempt from paying the Stormwater Utility Rate?
12. Why is the Stormwater Utility Rate added to the water bill?
13. Do other cities in the area charge a Stormwater Utility Rate?
14. I don't have storm sewers in my neighborhood, I shouldn't pay
15. What if I collect runoff water for my garden?
16. I am renting a house. Do I have to pay this fee?
17. Do I pay a stormwater rate if I live in an apartment?
18. Where does out money go to stormwater projects?
19. Why the need to spend more for stormwater?
20. There are several areas of Seguin that flood. How will priority areas be determined for projects?
21. Why should I pay for rain falling on my property?
22. How can I appeal the rate charged on my bill?