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    November 22, 2018
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WYOMING VALLEY SANITARY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES STORMWATER MANAGEMENT STORMWATER FEE You 'otter knouw we all live downstream When it rains, stormwater carries pollutants that flow into our local streams, creeks and rivers. Federal andWHAT YOU GET state mandates call for the reduction of storm FOR YOUR FEE pollution (sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus) entering the Susquehanna River by 10% in five years (by 2023) Failing to meet these mandates leaves municipalities susceptible to fines and penalties. Your stormwater fee will be placed in a dedicated fund used for WVSA's RSMP, The program will fund The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority's (WVSA) Regional Stormwater Management Program (RSMP) is a collaborative, cost-offective approach to meeting the unfunded mandates and reducing pollution in our waterways. As the MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) administrator, we're managing and supporting Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) on behalf of 31 RSMP member municipalities PERMIT-REQUIRED MINIMUM CONTROL MEASURES . Public education . Public involvement/ - Illicit discharge detection . Construction site stormwater . Construction stormwater and outreach participation and elimination runoff control management for new The most equitable way to support the RSMP is through a fee that will be charged to all property owners in the 31 member municipalities. The stormwator billing will begin in January, 2019, Fees are based on the total amount of a property's impervious surface. Impervious areas include rooftops, walkways, driveways-surfaces where water can't seep into the ground. Stormwater runs off" these areas untreated, flowing into nearby waterways The below chart illustrates the residential stormwater fee structure, based on impervious area (IA) development and . Pollution prevention Good housekeeping/ document retention CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS / BEST MANAGEMENT . Community rain gardens Stream bank restoration in detention basins Regional stormwater parks reduction projects . Water quality improvement RESIDENTIAL STORMWATER FEE STRUCTURE .Additional pollution Tier | Tier 1A Range | Avg. IA for Tier (sf.) Tier (sa. t) REGIONAL MAPPING OF STORMWATER SYSTEMS IN ALL PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES 15 No Fee 1o0 $480 $1.70 per 1000 sa ,tIAI Stormwater inlets Manhole piping Outfall inspections 1 100-499 2 500-6.999 2800 ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS SERVICES Stream basin maintenance ·Outfall inspection reporting . Catch basin cleaning For more information, visit Stormwater Management. The website includes important information on stormwater management and payment options, including methods by which and repair Street sweeping Regulatory compliance residents can earn billing credits. Customers may alsoAnnual audits and more call 570-820-9872 with billing inquiries WYOMING VALLEY Together, we put woter in its ploce