Why am I being charged for stormwater when I already pay for water and sewer service?

The Clean Water Act Fee is an additional impact fee, separate from the fees charged for potable (drinking) water and wastewater. The drinking water and wastewater services on your property are part of distribution and collection networks that are completely separate from the Clean Water Program.

The Clean Water Act Fee is being charged for the service the county provides to control, store, and/or treat stormwater leaving your property. Unlike wastewater, stormwater that leaves your property and enters the storm drain system receives no treatment prior to its discharge into downstream waterways. Please call 301-883-5810 for more information.

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