What is an ERU?

ERU stands for Equivalent Rate Unit. It is calculated by the number of square feet of impervious surface on your property. This is then divided by 1,500 square feet to come up with an ERU. 1,500 square feet was determined to be the most equitable basis of distribution.

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1. Where can I find information on the Stormwater Master Plan? How can I provide input to this study?
2. What is Low Impact Development?
3. Do I still have to provide stormwater detention if I’m using LID to reduce runoff?
4. How can I apply to receive a utility fee credit for certain measures?
5. What do stormwater staff members do?
6. How are stormwater funds used?
7. When did the stormwater utility fee go in to effect?
8. What is an impervious surface?
9. How is the amount of impervious area calculated?
10. How can I determine how much my stormwater utility fee will cost each month?
11. If the runoff on my property goes directly into the ground and does not affect the city's stormwater system, why do I have to pay?
12. What is an ERU?
13. Do gravel driveways count as impervious areas?
14. Are city sidewalks included in the impervious area calculation for my property?
15. Where can I learn more about Stormwater management, rates and credits?