This fee considers all aspects of managing and maintaining a separate stormwater management system. The previous charges did not adequately capture the total operation, maintenance, and capital improvements cost. The new fee provides the necessary revenues to make sure the city meets its responsibilities under Federal and State requirements. This is done by ensuring proper maintenance and operation of the city’s forty-plus pumping stations, conveying water off properties and roads into the drainage system, and providing for continued stormwater system upgrades. The expenditures for the stormwater management system are approved each year by the Mayor and City Council as part of the city’s fiscal budgeting program.