Stormwater Fee Rate Change Effective Sept. 1

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Stormwater Fee Rate Change

New Monthly Rate Begins Sept. 1

A new stormwater fee for customers living in Raleigh will go into effect Sept. 1, 2020. This is for single-family homes and commercial properties, like multi-family residences, offices, shopping centers, institutions, government buildings, schools, and industrial land uses. 

  • A majority of homeowners will now pay $5.50 instead of $5.00 a month.
  • The rate for commercial properties will increase 10 percent. 

What you pay varies based on the amount of impervious surface - like rooftops and driveways - on your property that doesn't allow rain to soak into the ground. The more impervious surface, the more we have to manage how stormwater flows through the city.

The rate change will help us continue to maintain the public stormwater system, reduce hazardous flooding, and protect waterways.

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