What are Surface Water utility charges and what are they used for?

The surface water utility charges are annual service charges to property owners for storm and surface water management services. Snohomish County's stormwater utility, Surface Water Management (SWM), provides essential services that keep people, property and roads safe, while protecting the health of local rivers, lakes, streams and Puget Sound. Some of SWM's key services include maintaining drainage systems, reducing road and property flooding, monitoring and solving water quality problems, and coordinating regional salmon recovery.

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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 utility charges and what are they used for?
4. When were the Surface Water Management utility charges approved?
5. Who pays Snohomish County surface water utility charges?
6. How much is the utility charge?
7. Are discounts to the utility charge available?
8. How do I request an appeal, refund, or get more information?