No, the Stormwater Utility Rate is a utility like your electric/gas, water/sewer utility. Stormwater Utility Rates are for services provided and are common in cities throughout Texas. They are used to fund all or part of public programs such as water, sewer and stormwater. Utility fees are based on the amount used. Taxes, generally speaking, do not have a direct relationship between the source of revenue and the purpose to which it is applied.