What is a Stormwater Utility? What kind of services does the City provide?
The stormwater program is charged with the maintenance and improvement of the City’s stormwater systems located within the public rights-of-way. These systems consist of storm drains, catch basins, underground pipes, open channels, culverts and creeks.

A stormwater utility is a special assessment set up to generate funding specifically for stormwater management. Businesses and residents within the City of Moses Lake pay a stormwater fee, and the revenue collected directly supports maintenance of the existing storm drain systems, development of drainage plans, water quality programs, and funds major capital expenses. The funds pay for the ongoing and routine maintenance of the drainage system, major capital expenses for new storm sewer construction, and EPA Phase II stormwater permit requirements.

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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?