The Colchester Stormwater Utility offers credits against the stormwater fee for property owners who undertake specific, approved actions that reduce the impact of stormwater runoff into the public stormwater system, or provide an ongoing public benefit related to stormwater management. A credit is an on-going reduction in a property or parcel’s calculated stormwater fee.
Only directly assessed commercial properties are eligible for utility credits - single family properties as defined in the stormwater ordinance, including residential parcels capped at 1 acre for billing, are not eligible to apply. To qualify for any of the user fee credits, the property or parcel owner must fill out a credit application and submit it to the Department of Public Works. The application will be evaluated to determine the amount of credit using the Utility Credit Manual.
More information is available by selecting a topic below. If you have questions about whether your property is eligible for utility credits, please Email Karen Adams or call 802-264-5621.