What is a Stormwater Utility Fee used for?
A Stormwater Utility Fee is used for:
How is the Stormwater Utility Fee calculated?
The stormwater utility fee is based on the amount opf impervious area on a non-residential property.
What is an impervious surface:
Impervious area is any surface that prevents water from soaking into the ground (i.e.- buildings, driveways, parking lots). Previous surfaces are surfaces that allow water to soak into the ground (lawns, gardens).
Suburban Setting Urban Setting
Impervious: rooftop, driveway, sidewalk Impervious: rooftops, buildings
Pervious: lawn, garden sidewalks, driveways
The stormwater utility fee is determined by the footprint of your house.
|Tier 1: < 2,000 sq. ft.||$ 3.54 per month|
|Tier 2: > 2,000 sq. ft.||$ 4.24 per month|
Non -Residential Rates:
Impervious area was measured from a sample of single family residential parcels within the town and an average was calculated. This average is referred to as the Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU). A set rate has been determined for an ERU. All non-residential properties will be assigned a fee based on the amount of ERU for impervious area.
Example of a Non-Residential Stormwater Fee:
|31,746 sq. ft.||16||$518.40|
Can I Reduce or Dispute a Stormwater Utility Fee?
Yes- There is a credit system in place that allows for a maximum 50% credit for qualified water quality facilities.
Call the Stormwater Services Information Line at 704-821-8114 for more information.