Funding for the Stormwater Management Program comes primarily from the Stormwater Utility. The Utility is based on equitable cost-sharing measures which allocate responsibility to users of the stormwater management system. The property's contribution to runoff is defined by impervious coverage per developed tract of land. Both commercial and non-commercial developments are charged a fee and includes for-profit and not-for-profit property owners.
Billable Equivalent Residential Unit Fees
Billable Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) fees are currently $5 per ERU per month, equating to $60 per ERU annually. Each single-family dwelling unit is billed one ERU annually. Non-residential development is billed a multiple of ERUs, with approximately 3,952 square feet of impervious area equaling one ERU. These fees are billed on the annual County Property Tax Assessment.
- What is the stormwater fee and why do we have one?
- What is stormwater runoff?
- What is impervious surface?
- How was the stormwater fee developed?
- How much is the fee for residential properties?
- How much is the fee for commercial properties?
- Why are churches and other tax-exempts required to pay?
- Do I pay a stormwater fee if I live in a condo?
- What if I have two residences on my property?
- Is the stormwater fee a tax?
- How can I be exempted from the stormwater fee?
- Can I appeal the stormwater fee?
- Will the stormwater program fix all my flooding problems?
- How often/when will I get a bill? When is it due?
- What happens if I don’t pay my bill?
- How long will the stormwater program last?
- Since the stormwater fee appears on the tax bill, what will mortgage companies do with the fee?