publication . Thesis . 2015

An Analysis of Trends in U.S. Stormater Utility and Fee Systems

Kea, Kandace;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Many municipalities have established stormwater user fees (SUFs), commonly known as stormwater utilities, to raise revenue for stormwater management programs, however little is known about the trends among the fees currently in existence. This research observes trends in the establishment, type and magnitude of user fees by analyzing location, population density, home value, and establishment for a comprehensive national stormwater user fee database with data for 1,490 user fees. The Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU), a SUF that charges based on impervious area, was the most prevalent fee type in all NOAA Climate regions of the U.S. except the West and West Nort...
free text keywords: stormwater, stormwater utility, storm water management program, user-fee funded storm water management program
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