What is a stormwater service?

A stormwater service is a legal entity that can provide stormwater management activities including administrative functions, planning, engineering, regulation, permitting, maintenance operations, and capital improvements. The stormwater service (like other utilities – i.e., power and water) provides a method of generating revenue for these activities through user fees.

New Hanover County began exploring the process of implementing a stormwater services program in 2017 and on December 16, 2019, the Board of Commissioners approved the program, a fee structure, and additional staff needed to implement the program.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is it important to manage stormwater?
3. What is a stormwater service?
4. Public Input Opportunities
5. Timeline for program
6. What is the stormwater fee?