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Storm Water Fee Changes

Storm Water Services fees changed on July 1, 2011 in the
  • City of Charlotte
  • Town of Davidson.
The City of Charlotte approved a 6.5% increase in its portion of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services fee.
 
The fee increase inside the Charlotte City limits addresses new and backlogged citizen requests to repair drainage problems. It will also improve surface water quality to enhance the environment. 

The Town of Davidson approved a decrease in its portion of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services fee effective July 1, 2011. Depending on the customer's billing tier, the Davidson portion of the Storm Water fee decreased from between 42% to 74%.
 
See the Storm Water fee changes
 
Mecklenburg County, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville did not change their portion of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services fee for Fiscal Year 2012.

The changes in Storm Water Services fees are not related to the cost of providing drinking water or sanitary sewer service. Municipal water and sewer service are provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department.

When did the changes in Storm Water fees appear on my bill?
Most customers inside the Charlotte City limits pay their Storm Water fee each month. Monthly customers saw the new storm water rate starting with their August 2011 bills.  

Most Davidson residential customers pay their Storm Water fees every six months. Semi-annual customers saw the new storm water rate starting with their January 2012 bills.

Public hearings and votes to approve the changes
Public hearings on the fee changes were held by the Charlotte City Council, Davidson Town Board, and Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners in May. 

The new Storm Water fees were approved when the City Council and Davidson Town Board approved their respective budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011.

Storm Water Services’ rate structure
 
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