Stormwater Utility Fee
This notice is to inform you that the Town of Arlington Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved Ordinance 2016-04 on June 6th, 2016 to adopt a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Fee (MS4). “The Federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., requires certain political entities such as the Town, to implement stormwater management programs. The purpose of these programs is to facilitate municipal compliance with the Water Quality Act of 1977, and applicable EPA regulations, allowing municipalities to regulate stormwater discharges, establish a system of drainage facilities, construct and operate a system of stormwater management and flood control facilities, and to fix and require payment of fees for the privilege of discharge stormwater”.
Beginning July 1, 2016, the Stormwater Utility Fee will be in effect. The stormwater user fee shall be billed through Memphis, Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and paid as per MLGW requirements. For example, the fee is based as follows:
Impervious surface Area sq. footage of property (217,800 Sq. Ft)
Average Area of a single family Arlington residence (3,500 Sq. Ft)
217,800 ÷ 3,500 = 62.2 ERU’s
$2.00 Monthly Residential Base Rate X 62.2 ERU’s Commercial = $124.40 Monthly User Fee
Residential Fees will be a flat base rate of $2.00 per month.
***THIS FEE IS MANDATED BY CONGRESS***
As a MS4 Community, please find below a copy of the Approved Ordinance.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Town Hall at (901)867-2620.