The City of Annapolis has raised the Stormwater Utility Fee effective 2011-07-01. The fee is assessed as part of the water and sewer bill. If you have installed any stormwater management structures or devices on your property, you may qualify to receive a 50% discount on your utility fee.
Any on-site stormwater management facility qualifies for a 50% reduction in the utility fee. The stormwater management facility must be on your property to qualify for a fee reduction. Apartments, condominiums and subdivisions with off site stormwater facilities do not qualify for a fee reduction. Facilities must be inspected by city staff in order to be considered for a fee reduction. The fee reduction is good for two years from approval.
Any commercial property developed after 1985 should have on site stormwater management in accordance with Maryland regulations. Identify the type and location of the facility and verify that it is currently maintained and functioning to its design capacity. Provide a copy of the Stormwater Maintenance Agreement, or, if unavailable, the property owner and the city can create a new agreement. Facilities must be inspected by city staff in order to be considered for a 50% fee reduction. The fee reduction is good for two years from approval.
Commercial properties without existing stormwater management facilities can qualify for a fee reduction by installing stormwater management facilities that meet the current Maryland standards. Credit will only be given to commercial customers for stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for which the city will receive credit toward its Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goals. BMPs must have been installed no earlier than 1985 to receive credit: see list fee reduction application.