The city must collect and manage stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and protect our local bays and surface waters. Fees are charged to pay for this collection and to develop a future drainage system that will protect our environment and keep our streets from flooding during heavy rains. The fee you are charged is based on the amount of impervious surface at your property, or the square footage that does not allow rain to be absorbed into the ground.
All single family properties are charged one flat fee. All other properties are charged a multiple of this rate. Every utility customer pays a monthly stormwater fee, regardless of whether or not other services on the property have been discontinued.
Effective October 1, 2018
(Within City limits only)
- Single Family Residence - $11.00
All other properties are charged a multiple of the above rate based on the amount of each property's impervious surface.
Coming Soon - Stormwater Tiered Rate System
In October 2019, single-family utility customers will move from the current flat-rate-per-parcel stormwater fee to a more equitable tiered rate system. The tiered rate system is based on the square footage of a property’s impervious surfaces. Once the tiered rate system goes into effect, single-family residential utility customers will see either an increase or a decrease to the monthly stormwater charges, depending on their property’s impervious surface assessment.
The reason for moving from a flat rate system to a tiered rate system is to provide residential customers with a more equitable distribution of monthly stormwater charges. More information about the tiered rate system will be released in the coming months.