Can I reduce my fee by controlling the runoff from my property?
While property owners can't control the rain, they can ensure that their property is developed in such a way that lessens the demand placed on the stormwater system. A system of credits reduces the fee for commercial properties with specially designed systems such as detention ponds or infiltration trenches that manage stormwater runoff. The utility credits may reduce the quantity or quality charges on your stormwater bill. The base charge on your bill is not eligible for reduction. To be eligible for a credit, a property must meet the criteria set in the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual. To view and print the Adjustment Review Request, visit the "Utility Credits" page on our website.

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1. What is stormwater and why does it need to be managed?
2. Why do I have to pay a stormwater utility fee?
3. What services are funded by money collected from the stormwater utility fee?
4. Who pays the fee?
5. How is the stormwater utility fee different from a tax?
6. Why isn't the stormwater utility fee just included on my monthly water bill?
7. I think my bill may be calculated too high, what should I do?
8. Do other cities have stormwater user fees?
9. Is gravel considered impervious surface?
10. What happens to my stormwater utility bill when I am no longer the property owner?
11. How can I apply for a utility fee credit?
12. Can I reduce my fee by controlling the runoff from my property?
13. My property has terrible drainage problems. Will the utility fee pay for drainage improvements on my property?
14. I saw someone dump something into a stormdrain. Who do I call?
15. How do I get a rain barrel?