Stormwater Utility Credit Program
When stormwater lands on property in the City of Toledo, some of it soaks into the ground but much of it runs off the property onto City streets and into City storm drains and sewers. This “stormwater runoff” eventually makes its way to the closest stream or ditch and ultimately to Lake Erie. Hard surfaces, such as rooftops and parking lots, cause more stormwater runoff than grass or open fields. Stormwater runoff picks up litter, dirt, and contaminants as it runs off the land which contribute to pollution in our area ditches, streams, and Lake Erie.
STORMWATER UTILITY CHARGE
As an owner of property in the City of Toledo, you are subject to a Stormwater Utility charge. This billing shows up on your water bill and ranges from $3.80 per month up to thousands of dollars per month depending on the size of your property and the amount of hard surface. This charge pays for management, maintenance, and repair of the City’s storm sewers, drains and ditches, and compliance with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR STORMWATER BILL
You may be able to reduce your stormwater charge by up to 50 percent by performing certain tasks which reduce the impact of stormwater runoff from your property. These credits are available to non-residential property owners who do things such as constructing a stormwater detention pond or grass swale on their property. Stormwater credits are offered as an incentive for being good stewards of the City of Toledo stormwater resources.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Click on the links below for Stormwater Credit Manual, Application, and other forms. Call 419-245-3221, to learn more about Stormwater Credits and how to apply.