Why would I pay this user fee if all of my stormwater stays on my property?

The City recognizes that some properties may be completely hydraulically disconnected from the City’s stormwater drainage system and may be eligible for a waiver upon meeting the criteria established in the Stormwater Drainage System Utility Fee Structure & Credit Policy (PDF)

If you believe that your property meets the eligibility criteria for a waiver, please fill out a Stormwater Drainage System Services - User Fee Recalculation Application (PDF) and submit a completed copy to Public Works in-person, mail, or by email to dsu@cityoflewiston.org.

Complete applications must have the following sections filled out:

  1. Applicant - Contact Information
  2. Property Owner - Contact Information (if applicable)
  3. General Property Information
  4. Basis for Application with supporting, site-specific documentation attached

Starting January 1, 2024, incomplete applications will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant.

If you have any questions, please contact the Stormwater Division at 208-746-1316 extension 0 or dsu@cityoflewiston.org.

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1. What is the Stormwater Drainage System Services user fee?
2. How does this Stormwater Drainage System Utility benefit me?
3. Why is the City establishing a Stormwater Drainage System Utility now?
4. What will the Stormwater Drainage System Services user fee be used for?
5. What is a "Service Area"?
6. When would I start getting billed for this Stormwater Drainage System Services user fee?
7. What does "Equivalent Residential Unit" mean?
8. What does "Impervious Surface Area" mean?
9. Why can’t we wait to collect these user fees?
10. What other funding is the City seeking to minimize the user fee?
11. How is the Stormwater Drainage System Services user fee billed?
12. Why would I pay this user fee if all of my stormwater stays on my property?
13. The Orchards doesn’t have any stormwater pipes so why am I being charged this fee?
14. Is the sidewalk along my property included in the calculation of my user fee?
15. Is the Stormwater Drainage System Services user fee included in the Utility Assistance Program?
16. What happens if I don’t pay this user fee?
17. What projects are expected to be funded with user fees in the next five years?
18. Where can I view a complete list of Capital Improvement projects?
19. Would the City be charged this user fee too?
20. What do I do when a stormwater drain is plugged ?
21. When it storms, the stormwater causes a big puddle by my driveway or washes the gravel from the end of my driveway. What do I do?