Are churches and other tax-exempt properties exempt from stormwater utility fees?

Tax exempt organizations still have to pay the stormwater utility fee. The stormwater utility fee is similar to fees paid for water and sewer service, trash collection, or electricity. All developed land in the city, whether public or private, is billed based on the impervious area on the property. The City of Durham even pays a stormwater utility fee for the impervious area at its facilities. 

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1. What is stormwater?
2. What services do I get from paying stormwater utility fees?
3. Do you prefer monthly billing over annual?
4. I disagree with my billing tier or ERU calculation...
5. How can I find out if there is a limit on the amount of impervious surface on my lot?
6. Isn't this essentially a tax on rain water?
7. How long is my billing cycle?
8. Who is responsible for paying the stormwater utility fee?
9. Are churches and other tax-exempt properties exempt from stormwater utility fees?
10. My property is in the County, do I have to pay?
11. Why is impervious area used to determine a property's stormwater utility fee?
12. What is considered an impervious surface?
13. How is the amount of impervious area on my property calculated?
14. If stormwater causes so many problems, why don’t we treat it along with our sanitary sewage?