What is a Stormwater Compliance Fee?

It is the monthly fee to pay for the cost for compliance 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 Compliance Fee covers the costs of staff, equipment, maintenance of existing infrastructure, regulatory fees, and public education efforts as part of the City of Sugar Land’s Stormwater Management Program.

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1. What is storm water?
2. How is stormwater connected to drainage?
3. What is a Stormwater Compliance Fee?
4. Why is Sugar Land charging a Stormwater Compliance Fee?
5. Are all properties billed?
6. Are there any exemptions from the Stormwater Compliance Fee?
7. What types of projects will the fee benefit?
8. How are Stormwater Compliance Fees calculated?
9. What is My Impervious Cover?
10. Do you charge renters for Stormwater Compliance?
11. What if I believe my Stormwater Compliance Fee charge is incorrect?
12. What if my impervious cover changes?