The Riverton City Storm Water Fee was adopted in 2010 to fund programs necessary to comply with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit resulting from The Federal Clean Water Act of 1972.
The MS4 Permit requires municipalities to protect streams, rivers, lakes, and subsurface water resources in their jurisdictions, from polluted storm water. Protecting water bodies require dedicated personnel, equipment and continual management of stormwater protection programs.
The Storm Drain Fee is a user fee that accounts for a properties long-term use of public flood and water quality control infrastructure and the properties environmental pollution impacts. The long-term impact calculations are a function of a properties impervious surface area, runoff volume, use of roadways/stormdrain systems, and the site-specific pollution impacts. In other words, each property's fee is calculated by the runoff retained and detained relative to 100 year 24hour storm event, volumes drained to the municipal storm drain system and water resources, the daily traffic to and from the property and the pollution risk to State and City regulated surface and subsurface water resources. This approach is intended achieve UPDES Storm Drain Fee equality and encourage and reward property owners choosing to invest in flood and water quality system infrastructure that reduces impacts to City storm drain systems and to water resources.
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Residential property owner's may apply for fee reduction based on their unique financial circumstances.
Commercial, institutional and industrial property owner's may apply by application for stormwater fee reductions. Fee reductions are a function of investing in flood and water quality infrastructure that reduce impacts to public drainage systems and water resources.
The application includes creating a Long-Term Stormwater Management Plan and entering into a maintenance Agreement to build and maintain flood and water quality control infrastructure in accordance to current City standards.
- Utility Fee Adjustment Application