Some Charlotte and Davidson residents will see smaller monthly increases while some will see larger monthly increases, depending on the amount of impervious surface on their residential property.
The Storm Water fee increases inside Charlotte and Davidson will:
- address new and backlogged citizen requests to repair qualifying drainage problems
- repair or maintain the storm water drainage system including pipes, ditches and swales
- improve surface water quality to enhance the environment.
The higher Storm Water fees that took effect on July 1, 2014 will appear on customers' bills after August 1, 2014.
Mecklenburg County, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville did not change their portions of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services fee for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2014.
The increase in some components of the Storm Water Services fee is not related to the cost of providing drinking water or sanitary sewer service. Water and sewer service are provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department.
Public hearings on the proposed increases
The Charlotte City Council, Davidson Town Board and Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners each held a public hearing about the proposed Storm Water fee increases in May 2014. Under an agreement, the County Board holds a public hearing on any changes in Storm Water Services fees in any jurisdiction within Mecklenburg County.
Votes on proposed increases
Increases in Storm Water Services fees were approved in June when elected officials adopted respective budgets for the coming fiscal year.
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