Why do I have to pay to manage stormwater?

The development of land to build our homes, roads, shopping centers and amenities removes natural areas that helped absorb rain. When we build, the run-off from rainfall is channeled and increases in volume. This rain has to go somewhere. The drainage systems are in place to help protect us from flooding. In addition, the rain picks up large and small pieces of pollution off of the ground and carries it to the system outflows (our creeks and marshes). We are now tasked to prevent pollution from occurring or capture the pollution and treat the water before it leaves our system. These operations require funding. Collectively all property owners in the Town pay a small fee to maintain the larger municipal system.

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1. Why do I have to pay to manage stormwater?
2. I've paid my fee - where is my project?
3. What type of work does the utility perform?
4. What is a sinkhole?
5. I have a drainage easement on my property - what does that mean?
6. I want to do work in a drainage easement - what do I need to do?
7. My ditch needs cleaning - what will the Town do?
8. Who maintains ponds?
9. There is a clogged drainage pipe - what should I do?
10. A storm is coming - can I get sandbags?
11. I need help with my water or sewer service - who do I talk to?
12. Who helps with Mosquito Control?
13. Where can I dispose of used oil or gas/ oil mixtures?
14. I need to drain my pool. Where can I pump the water?