Stormwater Service

About the Service

Stormwater services are funded through the collection of stormwater user fees. They are budgeted and accounted for in the Stormwater Utility Fee Fund, a special revenue fund. Stormwater service cleans pipes, inlets and ditches in order for our drainage to operate effectively. Notify us if you see problems with drainage in the City of Charleston.

Stormwater Fees

Stormwater fees are used for the stormwater drainage system:

  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Improvement
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Operation
  • Planning
  • Repair

Stormwater fees are charged based on the amount of impervious surface, and therefore, the relative amount of stormwater runoff that a property generates. Properties that construct and maintain certain stormwater management systems may be eligible for a reduction in the stormwater fee.