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What is stormwater?
Stormwater is the runoff that results from rainfall and snowmelt. As rain and snow falls to earth in agricultural and undeveloped areas, it is either absorbed or it slowly runs off and dissipates. In a growing city like Moses Lake, where rooftops and paved areas not only prevent the water from being absorbed but help it run off at a much faster rate, problems arise. Inadequate drainage systems compound these serious problems associated with heavy rains and snow thaw.

Stormwater Division

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is storm water an issue? We live in a semi-arid area.
3. What do I do if my storm sewer grates are plugged or there is flooding on my street?
4. Who do I call with questions about the storm water charges on my utility bill?
5. Why is stormwater runoff a problem?
6. What’s the difference between a storm drain and a sewer drain?
7. Where does water pollution come from?
8. Who do I report drainage/flooding/pollution problems to? What are some examples of drainage problems?
9. What are the goals of Moses Lake’s stormwater program?
10. What is a Stormwater Utility? What kind of services does the City provide?
11. How can I be exempted from the stormwater charges?
12. How can I reduce my fee?