Stormwater Fee

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Utility bills (comprised of Sewer Rent and Stormwater Fee) are mailed April 1st to all property owners. Payment is due by May 31st.

The revenue from the stormwater fee will fund:

  • Stormwater Capital Projects
  • Proactive maintenance of public stormwater infrastructure.
  • Watershed studies to identify the most impactful projects.
  • Increased inspections of stormwater management facilities.
  • Education on stormwater management issues and action that local residents and business can take to address Radnor's stormwater challenges.

The Board of Commissioners (BOC) will oversee stormwater expenditures. The Commissioners have also created a Stormwater Management Advisory Committee (SWMAC) to assist Staff and the BOC in their efforts to maintain an effective and efficient stormwater program.

Stormwater Program and Fee Background


Calculating Your Bill

Based on the program of services and approved level of funding, ratepayers will pay $29 per billing unit annually.

Single Family Residential (SFR) Properties

Single Family Residential (SFR) properties are assigned to 1 of 4 tiers based upon lot size. Fees will be assessed as shown in the table below.

Tier (Lot Square Footage) Billing Units Annual Fee
0 to 7,000 1 $29
7,000 to 20,000 2 $58
20,000 to 43,560 3 $87
> 43,560 4
$116

Single Family Residential (SFR) Example
A developed 1/2-acre residential lot (21,780 square feet) would be assigned to Tier 3, assessed 3 BUs and charged $87 annually.

Other Developed Properties (ODP)

Other Developed Properties (ODP), which includes commercial, institutional, multi-family (e.g. apartments) and all other property types, will be billed for stormwater at a rate of 1 BU per 1,500 square feet of impervious area.

ODP Example
A developed property with 15,000 square feet of impervious area would be assessed 10 BUs (15,000 square feet per 1,500 square feet = 10 BUs) and charged $290 annually.


Program Outreach to Property Owners

What We've Done:

  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings - November 2012 through April 2013
  • Public Presentations at BOC Meetings in December 2012 and June, July, August, September, and October 2013
  • League of Women Voters Public Outreach Forums in August and September 2013
  • Township Newsletter Articles in Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Fall 2013
  • Township-wide Information Mailers in August and November 2013
  • Delco Times coverage in August 2013
  • Main Line Times article in September 2013
  • Initial Stormwater Bill Insert
  • Stormwater Management
  • Township's YouTube Channel

On October 14, 2013, Radnor Township Board of Commissioners approved Ordinance No. 2013-15 adopting a new stormwater fee to begin to address these community issues and provide a dedicated funding mechanism. The Township sent a mailer out November 1st to all property owners, giving an estimation of their bill.


FAQs

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Will the fee change in the future?

  • How is a fee different from a property tax?

  • Who is subject to the fee?

  • Why is the fee based on impervious area?

  • Is there a way to reduce my fee?

  • What if my bill is incorrect?

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