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[Members in The News] Stormwater and Sustainability (Burton Energy)

June 15, 2021 9:30 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

(June 15, 2021) - Cities and utilities across the country are progressively adopting or increasing stormwater fees as a means to generate funding for capital projects related to mitigating surface runoff, treating runoff, or separating stormwater drains from the sanitary sewer system.

Oftentimes, stormwater fees are assessed based on the area (square feet) of impervious surface and come in a variety of names such as rain tax, drainage fee, stormwater fee, or impervious tax.

Regardless of the label, impervious areas create runoff, deplete groundwater recharge, spread pollutants, and have other negative effects on the environment which is why cities require funding to mitigate the impact.

Read more here: http://www.theenergytrail.com/stormwater-and-sustainability/

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