Mississauga City Council approves Stormwater Charge

After a study and input from the public, the Mississauga City Council has approved the new stormwater charge. The stormwater charge will be on your Region of Peel water bill starting in January 2016.

What does this new charge mean to Property Owners?

Since different properties have different amounts of stormwater runoff, the charge will be based on the amount of hard surface area on properties.

Residential properties will be grouped into 5 tiers, based on size of rooftop area, from extra-small to extra-large, as seen from aerial imagery. The imagery will be updated annually.stormwater

The 2016 stormwater rate will be set at $100 per billing unit. Each year, the Mississauga City Council will set the rate of the stormwater charge. Depending on the tier, residential property owners will pay anywhere from $50 to $170 for stormwater, in the 2016 year.

It is expected that the majority of residential property owners will pay $100 or less.

Estimate your stormwater charge online: estimator.stormwatercharge.ca

Learn more about the stormwater charge and how it will work, through the following links: www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/pressreleases?paf_gear_id=9700020&itemId=4900304q