Stormwater Management Program and Utility

Stormwater Management Program and Utility

Implementation of the City’s stormwater management program (SMP) requires the expenditure of significant amounts of public money. As a result of the first 5 years of the program (2011 to 2015), the City collected $2.5 million in Stormwater Utility Fees and was able to complete $10 million in stormwater improvements by leveraging funds from other sources.

 All residential and nonresidential properties benefit from the SMP. The City determined that the reestablishment of the Stormwater Utility as an appropriate method of funding certain portions of the costs of implementing the SMP. The Stormwater Utility Fee (SUF) is collected annually with your property taxes and is correlated to the amount of impervious surface on each residential and nonresidential property. The SUF also allows the City to leverage funding from Johnson County’s stormwater asset management program.