October 2012 – Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to Begin Collecting Regional Stormwater Management Program fees January 1, 2013

Businesses, industries, and residences in Cleveland and parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lorain Counties will be subject to stormwater management fees based on the amount of impervious surface area their facility occupies. Impervious surface area includes roofs, driveways, decks and patios. Non-residential facilities will be charged $5.05 per month for every 3,000 square feet of impervious surface in 2013, increasing to $5.15 per month for every 3,000 square feet in 2014.

Your company can save money by applying for stormwater fee credits based on improvements in stormwater quality or reductions in stormwater quantity.  Examples of projects that may qualify for credits include rain gardens, on-site stormwater storage, and reduction in impervious surface area.

Customers should look for letters in the mail this fall which contain estimates of their upcoming monthly fee based on account information.

More information on this new program is available at:



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