Hasn’t the county always had storm drains?
Yes, the County has had storm drains for a long time; they provide conveyance for stormwater away from urbanized areas. However, recent federal and state regulations requiring reductions in pollutant loading and stormwater management necessitate that the County enhance their stormwater management program. The Clean Water Act Fee enables the county to work toward those goals and meet its responsibilities to reduce stormwater runoff pollution from impervious areas. Please call 301-883-5810 for more information.