Is $2 a month too much to pay for stormwater control?
May 8, 2008
Some residents in Ankeny are opposed to a planned $2 a month charge
to fund the city's planned stormwater
utility. Many communities are finding that they have to take new steps to meeting state and Federal stormwater regulations, but if residents and groups are going to protest over fees of just $2 or $3 a month, it could be a very serious uphill battle for many communities to face. Rate-payers are notoriously hypersensitive to changes in water and sewer charges, even when utilities have no other options
. Naturally, there are serious complaints as well when stormwaters aren't drained effectively
and cause flooding, too.
last revised May 2008