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A. Except as provided in this section, no public or private property shall be exempt from stormwater utility service charges. No exception, credit, offset, or other reduction in stormwater service charges shall be granted based on the age, tax, or economic status, race, or religion of the customer, or other condition unrelated to the stormwater utility's cost of providing stormwater services and facilities. Streets, alleyways, and highways in the public and private domain are exempt from utility service charges or connection fees.
B. A stormwater utility service charge formula is available in the Office of the City Engineer. The following areas are exempt from utility service charges:
1. "Undeveloped land" as defined in this chapter shall be exempt from stormwater service charges.
2. Railroad rights-of-way (tracks) shall be exempt from stormwater service charges. However, railroad stations, maintenance buildings, or other developed land used for railroad purposes shall not be exempt from stormwater service charges.
3. All industrial operations which are required under State or Federal law to obtain their own NPDES permit, when such operations do not require use of or access to the City stormwater drainage system, shall be exempt from stormwater service charges. (2008 Code § 31-156)