Wheaton considers change in stormwater utility fees billing

Wheaton City Hall

The city of Wheaton is considering a change in how it charges stormwater utility fees starting this year.

This change does not propose a new fee. Rather, it would be a change in how the city calculates the existing stormwater utility fee. Instead of charging based on how much water a household or business uses along with a flat fee, stormwater utility fees would be charged based on how much impervious area (which is any part of a property that prevents stormwater from draining into soil) is on a property.

The City Council previously discussed this proposed change at three planning sessions and during two public information meetings. The first reading of the proposed ordinance occurred at the May 6 meeting. The council will formally consider the ordinance for adoption at the May 20 meeting.

To find out more about the proposed stormwater utility fee change, please visit the city’s website.

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