Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management

As the Rocky Mount area has grown and become increasingly urban, the City has had to adapt and manage the impacts of this growth. Stormwater, whether affected by possible flooding, water pollution, or an aging infrastructure, is one of the issues that needs this kind of management.

Stormwater Utility

A Stormwater Utility is a funding mechanism to pay for the costs of providing stormwater management services. For billing purposes, the stormwater program will use the same staff resources and billing systems to charge developed property within the city, based on the impact of their property on the stormwater system. The greater the impervious surface area on your property, the more a property will be charged for stormwater management services. This creates a fair system where all city residents bear the stormwater management costs based on the demand placed on the system.


Single-family structures will be charged a flat fee of $5.00. Other developed property owners, such as businesses, industry, multi-family, and tax-exempt properties, will pay $5.00 per month for every 2,519 square feet of impervious surface on their property.

For information, contact our Stormwater Hotline at 252-972-1500.