What's the difference between pouring water down the storm drain and discharing water down the toilet or sink?
The sanitary sewer (toilets and sinks) and storm drain system are two completely different systems. The water that goes down sinks or toilets in homes or businesses flows to the City of Brighton Wastewater Treatment Plant (if your property is located west of Tower Rd) or to the Town of Lochbuie Wastewater Treatment Plant (if your property is located east of Tower Rd). At the plant this wastewater is treated before it is released into the River. Water that flows down driveways and streets into a gutter goes into a storm drain that flows directly into a local pond, creek, or river. This water picks up pollutants along the way and does not receive any treatment to remove pollutants.

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1. What is the purpose of the storm drain system?
2. What's the difference between pouring water down the storm drain and discharing water down the toilet or sink?
3. What can I discharge in the storm drain?
4. How do streets in Brighton drain?
5. Why would the Storm Drainage Charge apply to my property if there is not a
6. Are there any charges or fees associated with the storm drain system in Brighton?
7. Why do I have to pay a monthly Storm Drainage Fee to the City of Brighton?
8. What is South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District?
9. How is South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District's billing process?
10. I live on the east side of Tower Rd. Why am I being charged twice for storm sewer maintenance: one fee by the City; and another fee by Beebe Draw Metro District?
11. How can I contact South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District?
12. Who fixes clogged storm drains?