What if I collect runoff water for my garden?

Most home gardens that collect stormwater runoff do so by capturing runoff from the roof of a structure (building, garage, etc.) However, runoff is still issued from the property via paved areas where the rainfall is not captured. Residents who collect stormwater for gardening would still be required to pay a Stormwater Utility Rate. However, the City may consider a fee reduction for property owners or occupants who operate and maintain a Best Management Practice (BMP) or Low Impact Development (LID) feature that reduces pollution, helps control stormwater runoff or both. The BMP/LID structure would be required to comply with the San Antonio River Basin LID Technical Design Guidance Manual (2019).

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1. What is stormwater?
2. What is a Stormwater Utility rate?
3. What is an impervious area?
4. What is not an impervious surface?
5. I have a gravel parking area. Is that impervious?
6. Why do we need this?
7. Is the Stormwater Rate a tax?
8. How is the Stormwater Utility Rate determined?
9. How much is the Stormwater Utility Rate?
10. Who is required to pay the Stormwater Utility Rate?
11. Are there any properties that are exempt from paying the Stormwater Utility Rate?
12. Why is the Stormwater Utility Rate added to the water bill?
13. Do other cities in the area charge a Stormwater Utility Rate?
14. I don't have storm sewers in my neighborhood, I shouldn't pay
15. What if I collect runoff water for my garden?
16. I am renting a house. Do I have to pay this fee?
17. Do I pay a stormwater rate if I live in an apartment?
18. Where does out money go to stormwater projects?
19. Why the need to spend more for stormwater?
20. There are several areas of Seguin that flood. How will priority areas be determined for projects?
21. Why should I pay for rain falling on my property?
22. How can I appeal the rate charged on my bill?