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Sewer District Now Charging Fees for Stormwater Management

Residents will see a small increase on their bills

 

Strongsville residents will soon see a new fee on their bills from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

The new fee is for the district’s stormwater management program. Strongssville and other cities have been fighting the new fee for the past couple of years, but the district is moving forward with its plans. 

Law Director Ken Kraus said the cities are still appealing the decision. The case originally went to trial in 2011. 

The case is currently before the 8th District Court of Appeals, but action isn't expected until spring. 

In the meantime, the new fee will begin. The program is necessary to help manage stormwater, which can cause flooding and erosion problems, the district told Patch in 2011. 

The sewer district has a special page set up for the new program, including a page where residents can look up estimates of their fee. The new fee began on Jan. 1. According to information on the sewer district’s site, residential properties will pay one of three flat fees, and non-residential properties will pay a fee based on the amount of “impervious surface” on the property.

The residential fees are between about $2 and $9 per month

Linda Harley January 02, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Now we who do not have sewers are getting a quarterly sewer bill for the run off from our roof and dirt and gravel driveway. Really disgusted to get a sewer bill and have no sewers. The run off from my roof goes into the ground and if there is alot of rain it causes water in my basement not the street. We live high on a hill and the water will run down my driveway if it is alot of rain. But, if we had ditches it would no go into the road. This is all a scam for more money. Marks Rd. resident
Kim Blackburn January 03, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Of course it is a scam. They have known all along that the sewers needed to be maintain. Nothing lasts forever. They have just mismanaged their money and now we again have to bail them out. What about a rebate when it does not rain enough to cause a runoff. Just wait, someone will figure out how to charge us for the air we breathe. Yikes.
sportsman January 04, 2013 at 01:07 AM
For 100/s of years rain water has fallen on roofs now its a problem tax tax tax tax the trouble with goverment no is held accountable when they mismanaged our money because it easer to raise taxes
chris brown January 04, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Someone and something else that goes right in your pocket with out even asking. Not sure who gave this right.....oh my gosh you the goverment did

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