Credits and Grants
Lower Your Payment
Nobody likes new fees, but the cost of ignoring our wet weather issues will be much higher and far less equitable or predictable. Here's some good news: If you take action to manage runoff on your property, you can apply for credits or incentives that may help reduce your stormwater utility bill.
Note that the Peoria City Council will ultimately determine available credits and grants.
Difference Between a Grant and a Credit
A grant is a one-time reimbursement for installing or constructing a best management practice such as a rain barrel. A credit is an ongoing reduction to the stormwater bill. Some credits are for a limited time and have to be renewed; others are continuous.
How to Apply for Credits and Grants
Prepare the appropriate forms by downloading from this site or pick up a hard copy from Public Works.
Submit forms, fees, and attachments to the Public Works Department.
The city will review the application within 30 working days and notify the applicant of credit or grant determination, including identification of deficiencies if the application is incomplete or not approved.
If the credit or grant is denied, the applicant may address identified deficiencies and resubmit a revised application.
If a credit or grant is denied, the applicant may appeal the determination following guidelines in Article IV of Chapter 31 of the City of Peoria Code of Ordinances.
Applications and Fees
Why the fee? The application fee helps offset the amount of City administrative or engineering work associated with awarding each credit or grant.
Please use these calculators to assist with credit and grant applications (Form B or Form E). You may either print the completed calculator or email it as a PDF if submitting for a credit or grant electronically.
Examples of Best Management Practices
Rain barrels collect water from a roof and store it for later use on gardens or lawns. They are a good way to conserve water and reduce stormwater runoff. Rain barrels can be purchased at local home improvement stores. The grant is good for $50/barrel with a limit of two barrels and must be emptied within 72 hours.
Rain gardens are shallow beds or depressions planted with perennial plants that are located in an area to collect rainwater. Rain gardens can reduce flooding, absorb pollutants and sustain wildlife. Any size rain garden, even small ones, makes a difference.
Permeable pavement allows stormwater to seep into the pavement. This BMP can either help with detention (holds water for a short period of time) or retention (holds water for longer) depending on how the pavement and its surrounding soils are designed.
Detention ponds are rate control practices designed to capture, retain and slow the release of stormwater runoff from impervious areas. Detention practices require design help from a civil engineer. Detention basins are generally used for flood control and are dry between storms.