What is an ERU?

ERU stands for "equivalent residential unit." In Zanesville an ERU is equal to 2,300 square feet, which is the average impervious area of a random sampling of residential property within the city. 

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1. Why does Zanesville need a new Stormwater Fee?
2. How did Zanesville pay for stormwater activities before the creation of the Stormwater Utility?
3. Who has to pay the stormwater fee?
4. What types of projects and activities will be the responsibility of the new stormwater utility?
5. What is impervious area?
6. What is an ERU?
7. Are there credits available to offset the ERU Fee?