New Stormwater Runoff Fee Approved in Hopewell
On Tuesday, January 13, the City of Hopewell approved a stormwater utility fee of $4 per month per ERU (equal residential unit) of 2,106 square feet. Joining other Virginia municipalities, this fee will help pay for Chesapeake Bay TMDL compliance and will help bring Hopewell into 2017 stormwater runoff compliance. While $8 per ERU was originally proposed, the City Council decided to lower the fee and use $1 million from the sanitary sewer fund to support the stormwater program.
Read more about the City of Hopewell’s decision in The Hopewell News.