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

328 signatures

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  • signed 2017-09-20 18:03:39 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-18 22:42:58 -0400
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  • signed 2017-09-18 22:42:26 -0400
    I would like updates on how this situation is being addressed by City Council.
  • signed 2017-09-07 22:49:29 -0400
    Future Hamilton resident who would rather not experience severe flooding and would happily pay a stormwater fee.
  • signed 2017-09-05 23:20:42 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-05 07:19:33 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-02 13:05:15 -0400
    Hamilton of all cities should have this fee based on the age of their infrastructure

    Watermarks breaking.

    Storm sewers way overdue for replacement

    Relining sewers that should be replaced with larger pipes. Not smaller
  • signed 2017-09-02 10:00:07 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-02 09:53:10 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-01 19:25:21 -0400
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  • @glend1967 tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-01 19:25:18 -0400
  • signed via 2017-09-01 19:24:41 -0400
  • signed via 2017-09-01 07:53:24 -0400
    Beverley Wagar
  • signed via 2017-09-01 07:43:53 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-01 07:39:18 -0400
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  • @WagleyJWagley tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-01 07:39:14 -0400
  • signed via 2017-09-01 07:38:11 -0400
  • signed via 2017-09-01 07:24:04 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-31 18:06:58 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-31 12:22:10 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-31 11:22:13 -0400
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  • signed 2017-08-31 11:21:58 -0400
    Let’s not continue to repeat these mistakes.
  • signed 2017-08-31 11:04:59 -0400
    We’ve seen the impacts of heavy rainfalls on the City, and we know for a fact that flooding can occur after one system coming through. Do what’s right for Hamilton and keep us flowing properly! Hold people accountable for their properties and unite us in safety, protection and vision as we face a questionable climate future!
  • signed 2017-08-21 16:45:14 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-09 11:02:30 -0400
    With the rain we’ve had this year we need these changes more than ever!
  • signed 2017-08-09 10:05:08 -0400
  • signed 2017-07-20 17:20:19 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-20 15:05:50 -0400
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  • signed 2017-07-20 12:44:42 -0400
  • signed 2017-07-13 11:27:54 -0400
    Karen Venning

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