Why do I pay a stormwater fee?
Stormwater rates are used to maintain and replace 65 miles of pipe and 2,600 catch basins, build new capital projects to improve conveyance and water quality and manage the Ecology Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. This Phase II permit and its program elements are a state and federal requirement. Permit elements includes public education and outreach, pollution prevention and elimination, controlling runoff from new development and maintaining existing Stormwater infrastructure. A revised Phase II permit went into place August 2013 which has increased requirements and City costs. The current Stormwater fee is $16.87 a month per equivalent residential unit. The City is making every effort to minimize rate increases by working with other jurisdictions on similar permit program elements and applying for grant funding.

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1. What currently happens to stormwater in Port Angeles?
2. What is the city doing to improve stormwater?
3. Why do I pay a stormwater fee?
4. Why should I report water pollution to the City?
5. Does the plans to use Low Impact Development in the City reduce the need for the CSO Project?