What happens to the water in storm ponds?

Stormwater that is cleaned eventually flows to lakes and other natural sources. However, polluted stormwater in ponds can create a pollutant buildup, resulting in less water stored. Though the city's storm system is designed to prevent flooding, the pollutant buildup and the pond holding less water can cause flooding in nearby neighborhoods and communities. In addition, stormwater can negatively affect the quality of drinking water, destroy wildlife habitat, and cause increased erosion.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Where does stormwater go?
3. Is stormwater clean?
4. What happens to the water in storm ponds?
5. Can stormwater be cleaned?
6. Why do we need a stormwater fee?
7. How much will the fee cost?
8. Do other cities have this fee?
9. How will this fee be charged?
10. What are the next steps?