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Storm Water Utility

In 2010 the City adopted this utility fee.  A storm water utility is required to maintain the City's

storm water system that collects rain runoff in streets or ditches and directs the water into

storm sewer pipes, ponds or drainageways. these systems eventually discharge the water to

ponds, wetlands and the Mississippi River.  Activities included in Storm Water Utility include, but

are not limited to:

  • Erosion and sedimentation control inspections
  • Street sweeping
  • Storm sewer system inspections and repairs
  • Storm sewer system pipe replacement
  • Storm water pond and infiltration basin cleaning and maintenance
  • Drainage ditch cleaning

The fee is based on the amount of storm water runoff generated by each property type.

The quarterly fee changed on July 1, 2017.  

Rates are:

Existing Land Use

Residential

Equivalency

Factor (REF)

Prior

Quarterly

Rate

New

Quarterly

Rate

Low Density Residential

1.0

$11.55 per lot

$14.44 per lot

Medium Density Residential

1.1

$ 6.35 per lot

$ 7.94 per lot

High Density Residential

1.3

$45.05 per acre

$56.31 per acre

Manufactured Housing

1.0

$34.65 per acre

$43.13 per acre

Commercial/Office

1.6

$55.44 per acre

$69.30 per acre

Industrial

1.4

$48.51 per acre

$60.64 per acre

Golf Course

0.6

$10.40 per acre

$13.00 per acre

Open Space/Vacant

0.6

$11.55 per lot

$14.44 per lot

Agricultural

0.6

$11.55 Per lot

$14.44 Per lot