What do water pollution & floods have in common?

All floods and most polluted waterways have one thing in common: stormwater runoff.  Stormwater runoff is the fastest growing type of water pollution in Pennsylvania.  When rain falls or snow melts faster than it can soak into the ground, the runoff ends up in local waterways.  When more runoff reaches those waterways than they can hold, they flood.  Stormwater runoff isn’t just muddy, it’s dirty too.  Water running off streets and parking lots carries chemical fertilizer, oil, animal waste, and trash into the waterways.

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1. Why is the Stormwater Collection, Management and Pollution Control Fee necessary?
2. How do I pay my Fee?
3. What do water pollution & floods have in common?
4. How will my fair share investment be calculated?
5. I don't have stormwater runoff problems on my property, do I still pay the fee?
6. Why is a new fee necessary to pay for this?
7. What safeguards are in place to ensure the money will be invested as promised?
8. How do I reduce my fee?
9. How will the SCMPC fee help to prevent pollution and floods?