Fair Fees for Stormwater

Environment Hamilton has begun outreach to have Hamilton introduce a new fair fee for stormwater in our city - but we can't do it without your support. Read and sign the petition below!

More information can be found on our website here.

Dear Mayor Eisenberger and City Council,

 

I am calling on you to address the rising costs and risk of stormwater management in the City of Hamilton by listening to staff recommendations to reevaluate how we, as a city, pay for the costs of our stormwater management system.  As it stands now, households pay for rising stormwater management costs primarily through our water bills. Property owners contributing the most to stormwater runoff which strains our system, pollutes our environment and degrades our infrastructure pay little or none of the costs of dealing with the problem. This approach to stormwater fees has resulted in an underfunded system. Residents don’t see how much we are paying and why. I want fair fees for Hamilton to provide:

 

1. Transparency (see what we’re paying for)

2. Equity (everyone pays their fair share)

3. Sustainability (city can reliably fund and prepare for the future)

4. Incentives (encourage people to do better, reward those who do)

5. Stewardship (protecting environment and water quality)


I urge you to support Environment Hamilton’s call to adopt a fair stormwater fee system, following the lead of other Ontario municipalities.

Who's signing

312 signatures

Will you sign?

  • signed 2016-07-04 18:24:56 -0400
    Stormwater management will become increasingly challenging as global warming progresses. We need to disconnect downspouts all over Hamilton. We need to ban NOW all impervious pavement on new parking areas. We need to track the cost of stormwater services separately from water services. If we don’t understand the cost we don’t understand the value.
  • signed 2016-07-04 17:14:39 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 16:31:48 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 15:40:02 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 14:40:53 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 14:35:56 -0400
    After reading today’s Hamilton Spectator article by Dave Carson entitled “Time for a separate charge”, it all started to click for me. As both a business owner and as a resident, I believe we can do a better job in fairly distributing costs associated with storm water management. By implementing these measures, it can encourage businesses to get creative in managing their water run off.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-04 14:00:23 -0400
    Sign the petition: Fair Fees for Stormwater
  • signed 2016-07-04 13:59:38 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 13:30:54 -0400
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  • signed 2016-07-04 13:12:01 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 12:55:48 -0400
    definitely time for this………
  • signed 2016-07-04 11:36:33 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 11:25:02 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 11:07:28 -0400
    Harold Marquis
  • signed 2016-07-04 10:19:42 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 09:54:27 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 08:05:39 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 08:04:30 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 08:00:18 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 07:47:51 -0400
    Council – It is time to act on this issue.
  • signed 2016-07-04 07:40:37 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-04 07:19:28 -0400
    What about a bylaw to reduce the extent of footprint and driveway surfaces on lots?
  • signed 2016-07-04 07:15:32 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-03 19:00:25 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-29 13:10:30 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-29 13:08:25 -0400
    Thank you Christine Yachouh for sharing this noble initiative with me!!
  • signed 2016-06-25 17:06:10 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-24 08:15:05 -0400
    I am Tired of paying almost as much as electricity for water and wastewater..while I pay and pay, property owners with large paved lots pay nothing! . Please stop the corporate giveaways and please stop expecting residential property owners to pay for them.
  • signed via 2016-06-22 22:41:51 -0400
    Stormwater runoff fundraising should rely mainly on impermeable surface area owned.

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