1. What is storm water?
Storm water is rain water that runs off impervious surfaces such as streets, driveways, parking lots, rooftops, or other tightly packed surfaces. Impervious surfaces reduce the ability of storm water to be absorbed or infiltrate into the ground.
4. How is the SWEF fee calculated?
- Undeveloped - No fee
- Single & Two-Family Residences - Flat fee of $15.00/ quarter or ($60.00 annually)
- Multi-Family, Commercial/ Industrial - Fee is based on Total Impervious Surface Area.
7. Will residents be assessed a SWEF fee if their property is located on a private way or on a town accepted street that does not have catch basins or storm drains?
9. Has the Town made any provisions for storm water abatements?
Single & Two-Family Residences:
Single and two-family residential properties that install and maintain infiltration systems or other means to reduce runoff will be eligible for an abatement of up to 50% of their total assessment.
10. What are some typical storm water devices that qualify for abatements?
- Infiltration Chambers
- Detention Ponds
11. What are some typical devices that do NOT qualify for abatements?
- Drinking water filtration systems
- Rain Barrels
- Sump Pumps
12. Where can I obtain more information or file for an abatement?