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Old 07-11-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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A new subdivision I am interested in is required by the city of Raleigh to build storm water easements. A big one will be far away from my home, and another that takes a rectangular shape (20'X100'), which is located between 4 lots. A very small section (10'X10') will be on the back corner of my lot. The easement will be flushed to the ground, and covered, but I cannot put a fence on the top of it.

Why those easements are required in Raleigh?
Is it a good thing or bad thing to have it?

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Old 07-11-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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You will also pay a storm water tax bill.

Bunch of flooding problems created by lax rules. City just starting to react.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:43 AM
 
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You will also pay a storm water tax bill.

Bunch of flooding problems created by lax rules. City just starting to react.
Yah I know I am going to pay fees. Is it comming thing among all new developments?
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:46 AM
 
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Very common also up in Franklin County. It is a good thing, much rather have the storm water under control than not. Imagine having lake front property every time it rains, not good.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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New and old. It goes on your water bill.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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Stormwater easements are a GOOD thing! Developers in Raleigh and Wake County have to account for all the stormwater runoff their new developments will create. The more impervious surface (roads, driveways, roof tops) in the development the more stormwater you have. By putting easements on grassy and forested areas within their subdivisions the developers are "protecting" and preserving pervious surface that will absorb most of the rainfall and contribute very little to stormwater runoff. The acerage of all these easements are factored into their overall stormwater export calculations.

The developers have to put an easements on these areas so as to guarantee that they will never be developed. If you are next to a stormwater easement that is a good thing as you will be guaranteed that area will remain undisturbed.

More Stormwater Runoff = Higher Nitrogen and Phosphorous concentrations in our rivers and streams which leads to Algae Blooms and fish kills.
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