Indiana Town Imposes Stormwater Fee for Businesses, Hopes to Raise $1 Million Per Year

Read the full story in Environmental Leader.

Indiana’s South Bend Common Council approved a $5 per month stormwater fee for area businesses and a $2 per month fee for residents in hopes of raising an expected $1 million per year.

The revenue will be used to upgrade the city’s stormwater system, according to the South Bend Tribune. Some residents and business owners are critical of the fee and its ability to address the EPA’s mandate that South Bend implement specific stormwater and drainage improvements to the tune of $700 million.

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