Isn't stormwater already cleaned at the sewage treatment plant?
The stormwater runoff that comes from parking lots, streets, roofs, and yards flows directly into storm pipes and streams and ultimately to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. In Falls Church the stormwater system is separate from the sanitary sewer system. Wastewater, or sewage, is collected and transmitted through this separate pipe system and is delivered to one of the regional sewage treatment plants for treatment.

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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?