Roanoke City Council adopted a Storm Water Utility Ordinance at their meeting of November 18, 2013. A copy of the adopted ordinance is posted on this page. Also posted on this page is a Stormwater Activities Timeline. The Storm Water Utility becomes effective July 1, 2014. The stormwater utility fee rates will be set as part of the annual budget process. City staff recommends a fee of $0.90 per 500 square feet per month of impervious surface and will likely be phased in over a three year period beginning with $0.30 per 500 square feet per month in July 2014, $0.60 in July 2015 and $0.90 in July 2016.
The city has made available via the Geographic Information System (GIS) on the city’s website, impervious surface measurements for all properties. This includes commercial property measurements and residential property measurements. The credit and incentive manual provides detailed information on qualifying and applying for credits toward the stormwater utility fee.
*The deadline for submitting an application for credits to take effect on the Real Estate bill due in October of 2014 is May 1, 2014.*
Contact Phil Schirmer, City Engineer, at 853-2731, for more information. You can also e-mail your stormwater related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stormwater Utility Fee Adjustment Application
NEW - Stormwater Utility Fee Credit Manual For Single Family Residential Properties
NEW - Instructions for Single Family Residence Stormwater Utility Credit Application
NEW - Application for Stormwater Utility Credit for a Single Family Residence
NEW - Roanoke Stormwater Ideabook for Single Family Homeowners
NEW - Stormwater Utility Fee Credit Manual For Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Multifamily Residential Properties
NEW - Application for Stormwater Utility Credit for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Multifamily Residential Properties
Water: Complicated Issues Requires a Comprehensive Response--Starting Now, Virginia Town & City magazine, July/Aug. 2013
Stormwater Activities Timeline
Roanoke Stormwater Utility Ordinance