What is the condition of the city’s stormwater system?
Much of the city's stormwater system was installed by developers as the city grew during the 1930s through the 1960s, which was prior to any flood and stormwater regulations. As Falls Church increased in density, the stormwater infrastructure became overwhelmed with additional runoff from impervious surfaces.

Furthermore, many of these stormwater pipes are beyond their expected life span and in some locations have failed or are near failing. As we see with some regularity, flooding occurs in areas due to undersized or broken stormwater pipes.

City staff estimates roughly $20 million will be needed in the next 10 years to solve drainage problems and replace aging stormwater infrastructure.

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1. What is the Stormwater Enterprise Fund?
2. How much is a stormwater utility fee going to cost me?
3. What is the effective date of the stormwater utility fee? When will the first bill go out?
4. What is the annual cost of the city’s Stormwater Management Program?
5. How is the stormwater management program currently funded and what is its annual budget?
6. What will the Stormwater Enterprise Fund pay for?
7. Who has to pay the fee?
8. Do other Virginia jurisdictions have a Stormwater Enterprise Fund?
9. What is the Watershed Management Plan?
10. What is the condition of the city’s stormwater system?
11. What is going on with the Chesapeake Bay and how does that impact the city?
12. Isn't stormwater already cleaned at the sewage treatment plant?