Why is there a fee for storm water?
The City of Rosemount collects a storm water utility fee to finance drainage projects and related expenses to control water quantities and improve water quality. The fee helps fund the City’s Stormwater Management Plan. The fee is collected throughout the City to fund a Capital Improvement and Operating Budget. Money goes toward activities including planning, capital expenditures, personnel, equipment, and utility administration. Benefits from these comprehensive efforts include flood control, enhanced surface water quality, and community education. The fee charged for each property is based on a number of considerations. Factors include the amount of runoff that the property generates. Calculations are made based on how much of the surface area allows rain water to soak into the ground, compared with how much is impervious. The calculation also takes into account how quickly water can soak into the ground, and what the slope of the land is. Rates are set based on categories for specific land uses.

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1. How can a customer set up a new account when purchasing a home?
2. What help can the City provide for repairs?
3. Where and when can payments be made?
4. When are bills sent, and when is payment due?
5. Who’s responsible for paying utility bills?
6. What’s the penalty for late payment?
7. How is billing handled when property changes hands?
8. Will the City shut off water service for non-payment?
9. What if I suspect that my water meter is inaccurate?
10. Why is there a fee for storm water?
11. How did the City decide what fee to charge my property?
12. My property does not contribute any runoff into the City’s storm water system. Why do I have to pay a fee?
13. I own land in the rural area of Rosemount, and I don’t see any signs of City culverts or ponds. What benefit do I get for my payments?
14. How can I learn more about the way fees are set?