A Stormwater Utility is a service unit within the City government which generates revenues through fees. The stormwater utility is responsible for funding the planning, operation, construction, and maintenance of stormwater systems. The utility generates its revenue through user fees. The fee is based on the amount of stormwater a particular parcel passes to the stormwater system (which starts at the sidewalk or property line.) The more runoff a parcel contributes (for non-residential units), the greater the fee.