Impervious surface areas like rooftops, sidewalks, walkways, patio areas, driveways, parking lots, sheds, and more that don't allow stormwater to do what it normally does - soak into the ground.
The stormwater utility fee is based on the amount of impervious surface area on a property. Each billing unit will be set per 1,000 square feet of impervious area.
Homeowners will be able to apply for credits if they are able to successfully manage runoff on their property. More details about credits will come soon.
Peoria's Stormwater Utility Code established the initial rate of $3 per billing unit for the years 2018 and 2019. Section 31-164 of the SWU Code also established the rate for years beyond 2019. The rate increases to $4 on January 1, 2020, and $5 on January 1, 2021. Beginning on January 1, 2022, the SWU billing rate will increase annually equal to the cost of inflation established by the U.S. Department of Labor Midwest Urban Area Consumer Price Index.