This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips that we have found useful and presented here as questions.
This fee was added to the water
bills to help fund projects that could potentially reduce flooding in the City
of Hopkinsville. It also helps fund the Stormwater Phase II project which is an
unfunded federal mandate that identifies stormwater sources that reduce water
An ERU is an Equivalent Residential
Unit. This is the average impervious surface (anything that does not allow
water to "soak through" to the ground, such as driveways, roofs, and
sidewalks) area associated with a single family residential property in the
City of Hopkinsville as calculated using statistical methods.
This money goes into a fund to help
operate, maintain, and improve the City of Hopkinsville's stormwater system.
For projects we have currently
completed, follow this link to our completed projects. Coming Soon!
City Council passed Ordinance 32-2005 establishing the Surface and Stormwater Utility and Ordinance 36-2005 to establish the fee schedule. The Surface and Stormwater Utility decided that the best way to fund projects to reduce flooding would be to add a small fee to the bills of water customers within the city limits of Hopkinsville.
This will not solve flooding; there will always be rainfall events that exceed the design capacity of the system. It will help reduce the frequency of flooding within the City of Hopkinsville.