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Stormwater User Fees Start Jan 1, 2022

Dec 13, 2021 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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On Jan. 1, 2022, the MWA will begin billing its residential customers a monthly Stormwater User Fee of $4.99, and its non-residential customers a monthly fee of $4.99 per 2.200 square feet of impervious surface.

MWA Customers have benefitted this year from quite a deal, as they’ve received stormwater services without having to pay for them in 2021.

At the start of next year, however, the MWA will begin collecting Stormwater User Fees for the many services the Authority has been providing.

Dating back several years, the MWA has served as project manager for Stormwater capital improvements funded by SPLOST dollars. And since the first of this year, the MWA has taken over the operation of the Stormwater Management Program from Macon-Bibb County, through an intergovernmental agreement.

Soon, it will be time for collecting the first Stormwater Utility User Fees to fund services being provided now that include:

• Street Sweeping.

• Repairing, Replacing, and Installing Stormwater Pipes.

• Maintaining Stormwater Ditches.

• Cleaning and Maintaining Pipes, Catch Basins, and Culverts.

• Repairing and Replacing Catch Basins.

• Repairing Stormwater Related Sink Holes.

• Maintaining Public Detention Ponds.

• Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program.

• Managing Water Quality Issues.

On Jan. 1, 2022, the MWA will begin billing its residential customers a monthly Stormwater User Fee of $4.99, and its non-residential customers a monthly fee of $4.99 per 2.200 square feet of impervious surface on their property, for stormwater services.

The 2,200 square feet represents an Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU), which is the amount of impervious surface for the average home in Macon-Bibb County. This Stormwater User Fee will be applied to the monthly water and sewer bill of all MWA customers.

For more information on MWA Stormwater Management, please visit the “Learn More” link below.

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