What is stormwater runoff?

Stormwater runoff is the rain or melted snow that runs off all natural and developed surfaces.  Streets, rooftops, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and other developed surfaces do not permit the land to absorb stormwater and so runoff is increased dramatically from these areas. Stormwater collects pollutants from these hard surfaces and carries them to our streams, lakes and the Yadkin River, impacting the quality of these bodies of water and even our drinking water. 

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1. What is the stormwater fee and why do we have one?
2. What is stormwater runoff?
3. What is impervious surface?
4. How was the stormwater fee developed?
5. How much is the fee for residential properties?
6. How much is the fee for commercial properties?
7. Why are churches and other tax-exempts required to pay?
8. What if I have two residences on my property?
9. Is the stormwater fee a tax?
10. How can I be exempted from the stormwater fee?
11. Can I appeal the stormwater fee?
12. How often/when will I get a bill? When is it due?
13. What happens if I don’t pay my bill?
14. Since the stormwater fee appears on the tax bill, what will mortgage companies do with the fee?