Who owns the stormwater system?

It depends. The county owns the stormwater system that is found within county rights-of-way or on county-owned properties. Cities own the same types of facilities within their jurisdictions and individual property owners own the rest. Currently, in most cases, the owner of record is the responsible party for surface water management.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. Why is stormwater runoff a problem?
3. Where does water pollution come from?
4. What are some examples of drainage problems?
5. What is the purpose of storm drains?
6. What’s the difference between a sewer drain and a storm drain?
7. Who owns the stormwater system?
8. What is an impervious area?
9. What are stormwater ponds?
10. Why do we have these ponds in our neighborhoods?
11. Why does my stormwater pond look scummy, turbid or have algae?
12. Can I swim in these ponds?
13. What can I do to help keep my pond looking clean and healthy?