The Murfreesboro City Council passed on third reading, July 19, 2007, an ordinance (07-O-25) to establish a stormwater user fee to be applied to all properties within the City. The rate was set by resolution (07-R-23).
The Water and Sewer Department expects to begin billing in October 2007.
Residential homeowners will pay a fee of $3.25 per month, and owners of non-single family residential properties will pay a fee based on the amount of impervious surfaces on the property (e.g., pavement, concrete, rooftop, sidewalk), at $3.25 per SFU (3,470 square feet) per month.
Watch this presentation that was given to the Murfreesboro City Council. It goes over:
If you have any further questions, please contact Robert Haley at (615) 848-3200.
Non-residential properties may be able to obtain a reduction in fee. The reduction is based on whether or not storm water quality or quantity controls are in place. For industrial facilities, this includes controls imposed by the NPDES program, and for schools, this includes certain educational programs.
At this time there is not an option for a single-family homeowner to reduce the $3.25 fee.