For what purposes will (SWEF) fee revenue be used?

Storm water fee revenue will be used to hire two laborers that will perform stream and detention basin maintenance activities. The SWEF will allow the Department of Public Works to address a backlog of stream and drainage maintenance issues that have not been completed due to staffing and funding limitations. Storm water fees will also fund capital expenditures for drainage system mapping (GIS layer), illicit discharge detection, and general drainage system infrastructure improvements.

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1. What is storm water?
2. Why did Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen vote to establish a Storm Water Enterprise Fund (SWEF)?
3. Why is storm water management necessary?
4. How is the Storm Water Enterprise Fund (SWEF) fee calculated?
5. How is total impervious surface area determined?
6. For what purposes will (SWEF) fee revenue be used?
7. Will residents be assessed a (SWEF) fee if their property is located on a private way or on a town accepted street that does not have catch basins or storm drains?
8. Are there certain types of properties that are exempt from the storm water fee?
9. Has the Town made any provisions for storm water abatements?
10. What are some typical storm water devices that qualify for abatements?
11. What are some typical devices that do not qualify for abatements?
12. Where can I obtain more information or file for an abatement?
13. Is the storm water abatement permanent?