The city of Meadville now has an annual Stormwater Management Fee that residents will soon be getting in their mailbox.
Meadville City Council adopted an ordinance in October for a stormwater fee; those bills went out to residents yesterday and today.
According to a pamphlet that all residents received, the stormwater fee will provide a dedicated revenue to allow the city to have better maintenance, planned system replacement of existing infrastructure, purchase a new street sweeper and many other services for the storm water.
A typical single family home will now have to pay an annual fee of 90 dollars.
Every property owner in the city will be assessed a fee regardless of if they're tax exempt. That means Allegheny College will pay 63 thousand dollars a year.
Meadville officials say the city is unique with 30 miles of storm water pipe in the city and more than 1200 catch basins, which can be costly to repair and update.
So at 90 dollars a year, that breaks down to 7 dollars and 50 cents a month.
Officials say it's a fee that will benefit the city now and in the future.