Following the schedule discussed with Roanoke City Council on July 1, a draft of the proposed City of Roanoke Stormwater Utility Ordinance is posted on this page. The public is encouraged to review the proposed ordinance. City Council has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber for the adoption of the ordinance. Also posted on this page are a Stormwater Activities Timeline and a copy of the Stormwater Briefing presented to City Council on July 1.
The stormwater utility fee rates and their implementation schedule have not been set. City staff recommends a fee of $0.90 per 500 square feet of impervious surface. If adopted at the recommended rate, the stormwater fee will be among the lowest in the Commonwealth of Virginia and could be implemented with a phased schedule over two to three years.
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.
Contact Phil Schirmer, City Engineer, at 853-2731, for more information.
Stormwater Utility Draft Credit Manual
Water: Complicated Issues Requires a Comprehensive Response--Starting Now, Virginia Town & City magazine, July/Aug. 2013
Stormwater Activities Timeline
DRAFT Roanoke Stormwater Utility Ordinance