City of Alexandria Announces Availability of Credits to Lower Stormwater Utility Fees

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City of Alexandria Announces Availability of Credits to Lower Stormwater Utility Fees

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2018

Beginning December 1, all property owners in the City of Alexandria can apply to lower their 2019 stormwater utility fees through credits for actions that reduce stormwater runoff or improve stormwater quality.

Property owners may visit the City’s Stormwater Management webpage to view the new Stormwater Utility Credit Manual and learn more about approved credits and fee reduction percentages. Single-family residential property owners are billed flat fees based on the types of property they own. The fees for nonresidential properties are based on each property's total impervious area. Impervious area includes only hard surfaces on which rain falls, and does not include the interior square footage of buildings. Eligible credits may reduce fees by up to 50 percent.

The City’s stormwater utility fee, adopted in 2017, funds the Stormwater Management Program, which includes new infrastructure to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup mandates. City Council adopted a credits program for nonresidential properties in 2017 and a program for residential properties in October 2018. Credit applications are due each year between December 1 and February 15, for the fees due the following June and November.

For more information about the Stormwater Utility Fee, the City's Stormwater Management Program, or how residents and businesses can help protect water quality, visit alexandriava.gov/Stormwater.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/106852.

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