What services do I get from paying stormwater utility fees?
  • Keeping roads clean, street and sidewalk sweeping, litter control, and dead animal removal.
  • Maintaining, cleaning, and repairing storm drains and ditch maintenance within publicly owned right-of-way.
  • Mitigating flooding
  • Running the Household Hazardous Waste Collection program
  • Stream monitoring and running an illicit discharge identification and elimination program. 
  • Educating residents about preventing stormwater pollution.
  • Complying with federal and state requirements related to stormwater and water quality.
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1. Stormwater fees for properties in Durham County, OUTSIDE of City of Durham limits.
2. What services do I get from paying stormwater utility fees?
3. Do you prefer monthly or annual billing?
4. How can I find out if there is a limit on the amount of impervious surface on my lot?
5. I disagree with my billing tier or ERU calculation...
6. What is stormwater?
7. Isn't this essentially a tax on rain water?
8. How long is my billing cycle?
9. Who is responsible for paying the stormwater utility fee?
10. Are churches and other tax-exempt properties exempt from stormwater utility fees?
11. My property is in the County, do I have to pay?
12. Why is impervious area used to determine a property's stormwater utility fee?
13. What is considered an impervious surface?
14. How is the amount of impervious area on my property calculated?
15. If stormwater causes so many problems, why don’t we treat it along with our sanitary sewage?