Do you really know how big your ‘stormwater footprint’ is? If you don’t know now, you will probably know sometime in the near future – particularly if you live in a community contemplating a stormwater utility fee. The City of Roanoke staff is starting to calculate the impervious surfaces – ‘stormwater footprint’ – for every parcel in the city in preparation for implementing a possible stormwater utility fee. The staff is looking at each property, in great detail, via aerial photographs and boots on the ground, to confirm their calculations are correct.
So the next time you are planning the next neighborhood block party, consider investing in a 200 foot tape and create a game around measuring your neighbors ‘stormwater footprint’ – could be fun!