Storm Water Management

Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events. Storm water often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.

All property owners in the City are charged a flat fee of $3.00/mo per parcel.  This fee is included on the utility bill and helps to offset the cost of stormwater infrastructure programs and the implementation of state and federally mandated stormwater programs. 

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit

Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control storm water discharges is through the use of best management practices (BMPs).

Summit County Storm Water Initiative

The 2019 Summit County NPDES Storm Water Permit theme is:  Runoff Reduction - "Stormwater - Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In".  This initiative promotes watershed awareness and protection strategies throughout the Lake Erie Basin, aimed at increasing the public's knowledge of the impacts of non-point source pollution.

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