What is storm water runoff?

Storm water runoff is rain water we receive during heavy downpours that needs to be managed throughout the region. Sidewalks, driveways, rooftops, parking lots and streets are all impervious surfaces that prohibit rain and snow melt from soaking into the ground, leading to storm water runoff. SD1 works with community leaders to manage flooding, erosion and water pollution caused by storm water runoff.

To learn more about what the storm water charge goes toward visit our Storm Water Service page.

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1. Where does the storm water fee go?
2. Do I need to pay a storm water fee if there are no storm water pipes near my property?
3. What storm water responsibilities belong to SD1, local cities and property owners?
4. What is storm water runoff?
5. What projects are going on in my area?
6. Are there storm water pipes on my street?
7. How does storm water pollution impact local waterways and the environment?
8. How is SD1’s storm water service area boundary determined?