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161.01    PURPOSE.
The City determines and declares it to be conducive to the health, welfare, safety and convenience of the City and its residents that a storm water management utility district be established within the city.  Consequently, pursuant to Code of Iowa Section384.84(1), a storm water management utility district, to be known as the Storm Water Management Utility, is established that the City shall be and constitute the storm water management utility district, and that the utility shall comprise and include elements of the City’s storm water drainage and flood protection systems which provide for the collection, treatment and disposal of storm water.  It is further found, determined, and declared that the elements of the storm water management utility are of benefit and provide services to all real properties within the incorporated City limits, including property not directly served by the storm water drainage system, and that such benefits and services may include (but are not limited to) the provision of adequate systems of collection, conveyance, detention, treatment and release of storm water; the reduction of hazard to property and life resulting from storm water runoff and flooding; improvement in general health and welfare through reduction of undesirable storm water conditions and flooding; and improvement to the water quality in the storm water and surface water system and its receiving waters.  It is further determined and declared to be necessary and conducive to the protection of the public health, welfare, safety and convenience of the City and its residents that charges be levied upon and collected from the owners or occupants of all lots, parcels of real estate, and buildings that discharge storm water or surface or subsurface waters, directly or indirectly, to the City storm water drainage system, and that the proceeds of such charges so derived be used for the purposes of operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and debt service for construction of the storm water drainage and flood protection improvements comprising the storm water management utility.