Where does the money go?

The Storm Water Fee pays for storm water programs in Winston-Salem. A portion of all Winston-Salem stormwater revenue goes to citywide efforts to reduce flood risks, improve water quality, and restore streams. Drainage systems inside the City includes channels, pipes, storm drains, and culverts on private property and in the street right-of-way. 

For property owners inside the City, approximately:

73% of fee revenue goes to storm water projects inside the City limits
15% of fee revenue goes to NPDES compliance related efforts
12% of fee revenue goes to administrative and billing costs

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1. Why do we have a stormwater service?
2. Where does the money go?
3. Which department provides the stormwater service?
4. How can a property owner find out more information about their bill?
5. How often will a citizen get billed for stormwater service?
6. Where is the stormwater fee located the customer's bill?
7. What happens if the stormwater fee is not paid?
8. Why has the stormwater fee changed?
9. Why did the residential fee change from a flat rate to a tiered rate?
10. What if a property owner thinks the impervious area of their property is incorrect?
11. Can a property owner reduce their stormwater fee?
12. How does the City determine the impervious surface area of a property?
13. Where can the impervious surface area value be found?
14. How is the billing tier for a location determined?
15. How is the stormwater fee determined?
16. What is impervious surface area?