Why am I paying a Storm Water fee? I don't have a storm sewer.

The Storm Water fee was created due to a new EPA mandate to improve the quality of water being discharged to rivers and streams to reduce pollution. The fee is charged to any property within the City's corporate limit having its rainwater runoff conveyed either through the storm water sewer system directly or indirectly through other channels to the public storm sewers discharging to a river and/or stream. A portion of the fee is designated to the overall maintenance of the existing storm water system. The fee is also used to help educate the public and private industries on how to employ best practices to reduce pollution in the rainwater leaving their properties going to local rivers and streams. Additionally, street sweeping is also an activity supported by the fee in an effort to reduce litter and other contaminants on the street from reaching the rivers.

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1. Do the sanitary and storm system work together?
2. Do I have to be home when they clean the sanitary main?
3. What do the green paint marks mean?
4. How does grease get into the main?
5. How often should I have my house lateral cleaned for roots?
6. Why do I get an odor in my basement?
7. Is my house lateral hooked to the catch basin?
8. What are the procedures for a broken house lateral?
9. What is Montgomery County Sewer Maintenance number?
10. Who do I call about the animals in the catch basin?
11. How much does it cost for a sewer tap?
12. Why does my basement flood when it rains heavily?
13. Can I use Pine-Sol or is your disinfectant better?
14. Will sewer odor hurt me?
15. Who is responsible for the sewer lateral?
16. How long will it take the sewer maintenance crew to get here?
17. Why is my toilet gurgling?
18. Would you locate my sanitary main?
19. Would you come out and locate my house lateral?
20. Who do I need to talk to about getting a catch basin put in front of my house?
21. Why did water splash out of my toilet?
22. Will I be charged to have a catch basin cleaned?
23. Will I be charged for a broken catch basin in front of my house?
24. Why am I paying a Storm Water fee? I don't have a storm sewer.