Stormwater charges to spike water bills of Brampton residents soon

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Next month, homeowners and businesses in Brampton can expect an increase on their water bills due to the City’s investment in its stormwater management system.

According to the City’s website, Brampton needs to invest in a stormwater management system to ensure they can “maintain services for now and the future.”

Effective June 1, 2020, the Brampton Stormwater Charge will appear on Region of Peel water bills, a fee approved last year by Brampton council.

The majority of residents and businesses will be receiving their first bills in August 2020.

The charges for single-family residential properties will be the following:

Extra small: $44.50

Small: $62.30

Medium: $89.00

Large: $115.70

Extra large: $160.20

The charges for multi-family residential and non-residential property owners will be $89.00 for every 234 metres square of hard surfaces.

According to the City’s website, there are some technical exemptions to the charges.

Where a property does not use any part of the stormwater drainage system (which includes drains, ditches, channels, creeks, streams and rivers), that property owner can apply for a technical exemption from stormwater charges. Supporting information to demonstrate the property is technically exempt will be required.”

In order to get a technical exemption, the owner of the eligible property must complete an application form and submit supporting documents online.

Photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

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