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City Invites Stormwater Utility Customers to Participate in Public Meetings and View their New Rates

St. Petersburg, FL (March 15, 2019) – Effective October 1, 2019, the City of St. Petersburg will be implementing a tiered billing structure for stormwater utility rates.

Currently, single-family properties are charged a flat fee. All non-single-family properties are charged a rate based on square footage of impervious surface area, or area that does not allow water to seep into the ground.

This new tiered structure will classify all properties into tiers, based on the square footage of impervious surface area located on their property, and will more equitably distribute costs proportional to stormwater runoff. All stormwater customers will see a change to their rate.

Starting April 15, stormwater customers will have access to a Stormwater Review and Appeals Portal at stpete.org/rates. Through this online portal, customers can view the rate specific to their property based on the calculated impervious surface area. Additionally, if a customer feels the surface area identified on their property has been found in error, they will have the capability to and submit an appeal for reassessment if desired. The tiered stormwater rates will go into effect with the other utility rates on October 1, 2019.

The City will be providing informational public meetings on the new stormwater tiered rate program beginning in April. These meetings will provide information on the program, give an overview of the online review and appeals portal and give direction on a credits and incentives program available to single and non-single-family customers. Meeting schedule below:

April 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Willis S. Johns Rec Center
6635 Dr Martin L King Jr St N 

April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lake Vista Rec Center
1401 62nd Ave S 

April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
J. W. Cate Rec Center
5801 22nd Ave N 

April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Campbell Park Rec Center
601 14th St S 

April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Childs Park Rec Center
4301 13th Ave S 

May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Sunshine Center
330 5th St N

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