How did the City of Bristol develop its stormwater utility program?
Staff of the Public Works Department evaluated the current stormwater
system in place to determine improvements and any additional infrastructure
needed to adequately manage the runoff associated with stormwater within
the next 10 years. Staff of the Finance Department analyzed the estimated
costs within a multiple year financial model and determined it would not be
feasible to adequately maintain the stormwater system without a substantial
increase in the property tax rate.
The City then contracted with an independent organization specializing in
the research and implementation of stormwater utilities nationwide to
analyze data relating to the imperviousness of property within the City.
Based on this information, a fee structure was developed based on property

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1. How much is the connection fee for water, sanitary sewer, and/or trash service?
2. How did stormwater utility billing service come into existence?
3. What is stormwater runoff, and how does it affect me?
4. How did the City of Bristol develop its stormwater utility program?
5. What are the stormwater rates?
6. How will the stormwater utility fee be charged?
7. How did the City determine the amount to be charged on my utility bill for stormwater?
8. Are other municipalities requiring citizens and businesses to pay a stormwater Utility Fee?
9. When will the stormwater fee take effect?
10. How can I learn more about the stormwater utility fee?
11. Do you offer payment extensions?
12. How can I change the name on my account?
13. What can I do if I find a water leak at my residence or business?
14. Who is the point of contact for stormwater fee questions?
15. What are my payment options?