The Orchards doesn’t have any stormwater pipes so why am I being charged this fee?

While the Orchards (predominantly Service Area 2) does not have the same level of underground infrastructure as downtown (predominantly Service Area 1), the surface drainage/infiltration (ditches, swales, etc.) and the existing inlets, culverts, and pipes in the Orchards require inspections, cleaning, repair/replacing, and routine street sweeping to prevent blockages by sediment and debris to reduce stormwater pollution. 

As the utility develops, more infiltration swales, ponds, and ditch lines will be constructed in Service Area 2. Existing stormwater drainage system infrastructure in the Orchards can be seen in the maps taken from the City's asset management software (Cartegraph) provided below:

Lewiston Orchards Cartegraph Data - Stormwater Pipes

A map from the City's asset management software showing stormwater pipes in the Orchards.

Lewiston Orchards Cartegraph Data - Stormwater Basins

A map from the City's asset management software showing stormwater basins in the Orchards.


Lewiston Orchards Cartegraph Data - Stormwater Outlets

A map from the City's asset management software showing stormwater outlets in the Orchards.

Lewiston Orchards Cartegraph Data - Stormwater Inlets

A map from the City's asset management software showing stormwater inlets in the Orchards.

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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?