What are Surface Water service charges and what are they used for?
The surface water service charges are annual service charges to property owners for storm and surface water management services. They are primarily used to provide drainage and water quality services. Read about the the rising cost of clean water.

Our fundamental drainage goal is to create and maintain drainage systems that protect against flooding, reduce pollution in storm water, and reduce damage to aquatic habitat. The major cause of most of these problems is increased storm water that comes from impervious surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, and parking lots.

Our fundamental water quality goal is to maintain and restore the County's streams and lakes. Our priorities are to decrease pollutants related to human activities, to reduce water quality problems related to flooding, to increase stream base flows, to lower water temperatures, and to increase dissolved oxygen.

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1. Whom do I contact about a drainage problem?
2. Whom do I contact about a water pollution problem?
3. What are Surface Water service charges and what are they used for?
4. When were the Surface Water Management service charges approved?
5. Who pays Snohomish County service charges?
6. How much is the service charge?
7. Are discounts to the service charge available?
8. How do I request an appeal, refund, or get more information?