The city of Lafayette has collected nearly $3-million in storm water fees over the past year-and-a-half.
The money will be used for studies and projects to collect runoff, specifically into the Wabash River.
Comptroller Mike Jones says some work has already begun including staffing, purchasing equipment, and surveillance.
He says the amount collected would have been greater but the city offered a 20-percent reduced rate during the first six months.
Jones says that was to help ease the fee into place.
The city implemented the charge as a way to pay for federally mandated storm water improvements and monitoring.