Roanoke City Council Closes in on Stormwater Utility Fee Structure

Roanoke Stormwater DrainWith July 1, 2014 just around the corner, municipalities are searching for ways to comply with – and pay for – requirements under the new Virginia Stormwater Management Regulations. After tabling discussions a few years ago, the City of Roanoke reintroduced discussions of creating a stormwater utility with a fee Tuesday during their Council meeting. With an equivalent residential unit (ERU) of $3 currently on the table, the stormwater utility is projected to collect about $4.1 million to fund both regulatory compliance and drainage improvement projects. Read more about the City of Roanoke’s proposal here.