King County surface water management fee rates increase in 2013?
February 20, 2013
Stormwater runoff is ranked as the No. 1 source of toxic pollution to Puget Sound, its rivers and streams.
Every time it rains or snows, water runs off roofs, pavement and packed soils, picking up pollutants from car oil, animal feces, pesticides, and debris, causing flooding, erosion and other drainage problems, according to a press release from King County.
Rigorous new state standards require people to do more to prevent runoff and restore the damage it generates.
As a result, you may see an increase in the surface water management fee that appears on your annual property tax statement. Learn more at http://kingcounty.gov/environment/wlr/surface-water-mgt-fee.aspx.