The mission of the city’s stormwater program is to protect people and property from harmful stormwater runoff. The additional revenue from the 6.5% fee increase will provide capacity for roughly $70 million in bonds to expedite the delivery of high-priority capital improvements to:
- Mitigate hazardous road overtopping locations, which present one of the highest risks to life safety.
- Rehabilitate aging, critical storm drain pipes to ensure they continue to effectively convey stormwater.
- Restore channels that are significantly threatening adjacent infrastructure/property.
- Reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses.
Monthly rates will increase beginning with the January 2020 water billing cycle.
|If you currently pay:
||…then starting with your January bill, you will pay:
Non-residential and multi-family
Rates for non-residential and multi-family properties will increase 35 cents for every 2,600 square feet of hard surface (2,600 square feet of hard surface equals 1 billing unit). That means the current monthly rate of $5.40 per billing unit will increase to $5.75. For example, the fee for a commercial property with a total hard surface area of 25,000 square feet (.57 acre) will be $57.50, calculated in this way:
25,000 square feet / 2,600 square feet = 9.6 billing units, rounded to 10 billing units. 10 billing units x $5.75 (new rate) per month = $57.50.
Learn more about 2020 stormwater rates online.