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City Consultation on Stormwater Charges
April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An increase in extreme weather joined with more hard surfaces on properties in the city are contributing to a greater volume of stormwater in Toronto. To much stormwater can overwhelm the existing system leading to basement flooding and poor water quality in our rivers and Lake Ontario. The City is working towards improving the system through infrastructure upgrades and new strategies.
Currently, stormwater management is being paid for from City water rates – which means the amount homeowners pay for stormwater management is based on how much water they use. A proposal has been developed to remove the portion that homeowners currently pay for stormwater management (currently embedded in the water rate), and show it as a separate charge on the water bill. The water rate would decrease and the stormwater charge would be added. The amount paid for stormwater would be based on property size and the average amount of hard space on properties of a similar size.
More information is available at toronto.ca/stormwatercharge including:
Full details and information about the proposed stormwater charge
An online survey to allow for public feedback
Examples of how the proposed stormwater charge could impact water bills
A full list of the categories and tiers for the proposed stormwater charge
A local public consultation event will be hosted at the North York Civic Centre (Committee Room 1) on Tuesday April 4. The meeting will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM with a formal presentation at 7 PM.