What is a stormwater utility fee?

It is the monthly fee to pay for the cost for complaince with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. This requires communities to reduce stormwater pollution to the maximum extent practicable. The stormwater utility fee covers the costs of staff, equipment, regulatory fees, and public education efforts as part of the City of Frisco’s Stormwater Management Program.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How do I report stormwater pollution?
3. How can grass and leaves be a pollutant since they are found in nature?
4. What is a stormwater utility fee?
5. Why is Frisco charging a stormwater fee?
6. How much are the fees?
7. What does the stormwater fee pay for?
8. What does impervious mean?
9. How does the city know the impervious area of a property?
10. What do I do if I think the impervious area calculated by the city is incorrect?
11. My fee seems too high. What can I do?
12. Who administers the Stormwater Program and the stormwater fee?