What is stormwater runoff?

Stormwater 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 stormwater runoff. SD1 works with community leaders to manage flooding, erosion and water pollution caused by stormwater runoff.

To learn more about what the stormwater charge goes toward visit our Stormwater Service page.

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