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Why was there an increase in my taxes?
Action was taken in order to comply with federal mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). IDEM designated Porter County as an MS4 entity which requires the county to comply with standards for clean water.

Storm Water

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1. Why was there an increase in my taxes?
2. How will the money be spent?
3. Why should I have to pay? I live out in the country and have no drainage problems.
4. Doesn't the County already have funding in place for storm water issues?
5. Do residents of Valparaiso, Portage or other Cities & Towns within Porter County have to pay the county storm water fee?
6. What is Storm Water and why is Storm Water Management so important?
7. What is Storm Water runoff?
8. What problems can runoff cause?
9. Who oversees Storm Water Operations?
10. Are sanitary sewers and storm drains the same thing?
11. What is the clean water program?
12. How can I make a difference?