The primary reasons are due to increased enforcement and requirements of unfunded mandates as well as aging infrastructure. A stormwater utility fee is the best option as it is founded on providing a service, in this case it’s the care and custody of stormwater (collection, management, and pollution control). These stormwater expenses cannot be ignored. Non-compliance with mandates creates a potential for heavy fines and penalties from the PA DEP and the EPA. Flooding and pollution impact all life, including human, plants, and animals.