The City of Salisbury Stormwater Utility and associated service fee are a result of an unfunded federal mandate that raised the standards for local municipalities regarding stormwater removal. The Stormwater Utility in Salisbury, established in July 2012, will overhaul the stormwater infrastructure within City limits and create cleaner water for our community in an effort to preserve the overall health of our physical environment.
Residential Stormwater Service Fee
The Stormwater Service Fee is billed to residents at a rate of $5.00 per month. This fee is based on one ERU, or equivalent residential unit, which is 2,500 square feet of impervious surface. This figure was determined by mapping of the City and the determination of 2,500 square feet being the median amount of impervious surface at each residence in the City.
Business Stormwater Service Fee
The Stormwater Service Fee will be billed to businesses on a tiered system based on the amount of impervious ERU’s on the businesses property. The tiered system is set up as follows:
|Commercial/Industrial per ERU with a minimum of one
|Commercial Tier 1:
|| 1—5 ERU
|Commercial Tier 2:
|Commercial Tier 3:
|Commercial Tier 4:
|Commercial Tier 5: