What is the Stormwater Utility and what is the current rate?
In 1987, the United States Congress amended the Clean Water Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop regulations for the permitting of stormwater discharges into the waters of the United States of America. In addition, under the provisions of the “Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act,” (Chapter 403, Florida Statutes, at section 403.0891), local governments are required to develop stormwater management programs. In order to comply with the mandated Federal requirements, and in accordance with state law, the Village Council enacted a stormwater utility ordinance (2002-8) effective November 13, 2002. The Stormwater Utility is supported by user fees, which are to be used only for the management, maintenance and improvement of the public stormwater system. The stormwater utility fee rate is based upon a standard, which is referred to as an “Equivalent Residential Unit” (ERU). All residential units, including single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, duplex, townhouse or mobile home, are charged the fee rate for one ERU or $10.00 per month. All non-residential properties are charged a user fee, which is specific for the actual impervious area of the property.
The stormwater utility is billed on an annual basis (April - March).
The current residential rate is $120.00 per year as approved in 2016.
If I authorize electronic payments from my bank account, when will the payment take affect?
Electronic payment for the annual stormwater bill will take affect as follows:
• Bank Authorization Debit forms received before March 25th will take affect for the April payment.
• Bank Authorization Debit forms received on or after March 25th will take affect for the following year's April payment. You will have to make the current year’s payment by check.