The Town of Newmarket implemented the stormwater charge in 2017. Before the implementation, stormwater was funded through your property taxes and water bill.
The stormwater charge represents a shift to 'user pay' where properties that produce more stormwater runoff (i.e. commercial and industrial properties) will pay more.
Find out your stormwater charge by using the stormwater charge estimator.
The stormwater charge is like opening a separate savings account for stormwater and setting aside funds. This will ensure there is enough money for future stormwater management improvements. Municipalities such as Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Kitchener and Vaughan have a separate charge for stormwater.
Please view the video below to learn more about the stormwater charge and how stormwater management will benefit the community and the environment.
The following links help provide more information on stormwater management and the stormwater charge.