In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the Town conducted research on various stormwater utility and landowner credit programs. The goal is to provide information to municipalities on various stormwater utility programs and approaches for stormwater solutions.
The outcome is a series of resources for municipalities on stormwater utility fee and landowner credit programs and information on how to implement these stormwater programs. This includes:
An Online Tool to Compare Municipal Stormwater Fee and Credit Programs
The tool is designed to give you an overview of possible stormwater charge and credit options.
You can access the tool here. You can also request a tool user guide. See contact information below.
Jurisdictional Scan which includes information on:
- How fees are calculated and a summary of existing municipal programs
- Appeals and Billing
Methods to Calculate Impervious Surfaces
A summary of Landowner Credit and Rebate programs
Municipal Interview Summaries
How to Increase Participation in Credit Programs
Lessons Learned and Municipal Experiences
Alternative Approaches for Sustainable Stormwater Management
Draft Stormwater Charge Model Bylaw
Newmarket's Stormwater Charge Implementation Manual
Newmarket's Communication Pieces
Guide for Landowners
Strategies for Community Engagement and Results from Newmarket's Engagement Sessions
Municipal Stormwater Capital and Operating Budget Comparisons
The Full Report and Appendices are now available. Executive Summary: Executive Summary.pdf
For more information, please contact:
Jen Slykhuis, Sr. Environmental Coordinator
905-953-5300 ex. 2506