I don't have any stormwater problems. Why do I pay the fee?
Although the effects may not be directly apparent, stormwater from the impervious areas on your property contributes to a cumulative downstream effect that includes:
-Increases in the runoff quantity
-A reduction in the quality of stormwater leaving your property due to contaminants that are picked up from impervious areas.

Everyone benefits from the clean water found in our rivers and streams that is supported by the County's stormwater control and maintenance programs. The benefits associated with clean water also translates into monetary benefits such as healthier communities, and reduced public monies spent on emergencies related to flooding and other water damage. Please call 301-883-5810 for more information.

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1. What is the Clean Water Program?
2. Are any properties excluded from the Clean Water Act Fee?
3. What if I have multiple tax accounts and want to combine them into one account?
4. How does this relate to the County Stormwater Management Ad Valorem Fund?
5. I don't have any stormwater problems. Why do I pay the fee?
6. Why am I being charged for stormwater when I already pay for water and sewer service?
7. Do I have to pay the Clean Water Act Fee if I have my own well and septic system?
8. What is stormwater runoff pollution?
9. Hasn’t the county always had storm drains?
10. When does the fee go into effect?
11. Can the fee be modified or reduced?
12. Do tax-exempt properties have to pay?
13. Are the fees fair and equitable?
14. Will there be a program for financial hardship?
15. Is the Clean Water Act Fee tax deductible?
16. How will the Clean Water Act Fee be collected?
17. What happens if I do not pay my Clean Water Act Fee?
18. Do I have to pay for any unimproved (with no impervious area) properties that I own?
19. Do I have to pay for any unoccupied developed properties that I own?
20. Do agricultural properties pay the fee?
21. Don’t I already pay for a stormwater program?