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Stormwater Utilities

A stormwater utility is a mechanism to raise sufficient funds for stormwater management, allocate its costs more fairly, and help ensure that less polluted runoff reaches our streams and rivers. Without a stormwater utility, the costs of managing flooding and runoff are included in other local government costs — typically either property taxes or water or sewer fees. This often leads to under-investment in managing stormwater, and can create inequities in who pays, since some property owners don’t pay property taxes, and some properties, while generating runoff, don’t pay a water or sewer bill.

  1. Stormwater Fee & Credit Programs

    1. Encouraging Stormwater BMPs through Stormwater Fee Credits
    2. Stormwater Fees and Rural Property Owners
    3. Townships Share their Experiences with Stormwater Fees
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  2. Stormwater Authorities

    1. The Hampden Township Sewer Authority: Funding Stormwater
    2. Funding Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania Municipalities
    3. Stormwater Authorities: A new option for PA local governments