A clean watershed benefits everyone. It is mandated that all citizens participate and be responsible for stormwater programs. As a ratepayer, you help safeguard groundwater and aquifers that supply our drinking water and help protect local rivers and streams.

It is the goal of the City of Yelm to keep stormwater utility rates as low as possible for our customers. Stormwater utility rates ensure safe management of runoff from roads, driveways, parking lots, rooftops and other surfaces that prevent water from soaking into the ground or into our landscape during storms.

What do stormwater rates fund?

What is polluted stormwater runoff?

How is the stormwater utility funded?

What is a stormwater management system?

What is the city's responsibility for stormwater?

Why are stormwater rate adjustments necessary?

Other important components of this program include:

Why is stormwater a problem?