How does stormwater increase flooding?

As the City grows and more rooftops, driveways, streets and other hard or impervious surfaces are built, the land loses its capacity to soak up and carry away excess water. As a result, rain or snow events that might result in a flood once every 100 years in an undeveloped area can cause flooding every four or five years after development occurred.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How does stormwater affect pollution?
3. How does stormwater increase flooding?
4. What are ways to help prevent stormwater flooding and pollution?
5. What is a Media Filter?
6. What is a Stormwater Treatment Wetland?
7. How is the Stormwater Fee calculated?
8. How are stormwater funds used?
9. How do I pay my utility bill?
10. What is being done to manage Stormwater?
11. How do I correct or change the billing address for my stormwater bill?