The City of Falls Church's new Stormwater Utility recently mailed information to every property owner. The packet explains the importance of the Utility, how the fee is calculated, how a property owner can apply for credits, and more.
Each mailing also includes a sample Stormwater Utility bill with the projected fee for that property. The first Stormwater Utility bill will be mailed in June 2014, with the second to follow in December 2014, concurrent with the twice-yearly real estate tax bill.
Property owners are asked to review the information carefully and contact City staff with questions.
The information packet is just one way the City is educating property owners about the new fee. The public is invited to an Open House on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. City staff will answer questions, explain the credit program, and demonstrate the online mapping tool that allows property owners to view their impervious surface amount and corresponding fee. No registration is required.
Information is also available on the City's website,www.fallschurchva.gov/StormwaterFunding.
For questions and comments, property owners can attend the March 5 Open House, see the City's website for a list of subject-specific contacts, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Stormwater Utility General Information:www.fallschurchva.gov/StormwaterFunding
- Infographic on how impervious surface is calculated: bit.ly/StormwaterFeeCalc
- Stormwater Credit Program:www.fallschurchva.gov/StormwaterCredit
- Sample Bill: bit.ly/SampleStormwaterBill
- Letter Sent to Property Owners, Feb. 2014:bit.ly/StormwaterLetter2014Feb