Isn't this essentially a tax on rain water?

The stormwater utility fee is not charged by the amount of rain that falls or property tax value. The fee is based on the amount of runoff potentially created by impervious surface on the property. It is similar to fees paid for water/sewer service, trash collection, or electricity.

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1. What is a stormwater utility fee?
2. When will the stormwater fee go into effect?
3. Will my tax rate be reduced to offset this fee?
4. How often are customers billed?
5. Who pays the stormwater fee?
6. What is impervious surface?
7. Why is the fee based on a property’s impervious surface?
8. What does the fee pay for?
9. How does the Town determine your impervious surface?
10. What is the Equivalent Residential Unit?
11. How do I know what my impervious surface is if I live in a new development?
12. What happens if I don't pay my bill?
13. Can I appeal or dispute my stormwater utility fee charge?
14. Isn't this essentially a tax on rain water?
15. What if I have other questions?