How will the money be spent?
How will the money be spent?
The money will be spent on many improvements, new builds and maintenance such as:
Capital Improvements including:
New infrastructure in older neighborhoods
New development infrastructure
Upgrades to existing infrastructure
Flood way improvements
Maintenance including:
Maintenance of existing storm system
Maintenance of future system
Upgrades to maintenance of all municipal infrastructure
Compliance including:
Storm Water Quality Management Plan
Long Term Control Plan
Education and Outreach to the public
Construction Site Erosion Control
Post Construction Development
Program Management

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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?