If you live in the City of Richmond, you are probably aware that a Stormwater Utility was established in 2009. This annual fee is based on the amount of impervious surface that you have on your property. These funds are used to help implement a stormwater management plan, as required by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Did you know that you can get a reduction in your fee while also helping the City of Richmond with reducing polluted runoff? The city now offers “stormwater credits” to both residential and non-residental properties that implement “Green practices”. Examples of green practices are rain gardens, rain barrels, and pervious pavers.
So check out this website for more detailed information on what to do to receive a credit: http://www.richmondgov.com/PublicUtilities/StormwaterCredits.aspx
This video by WRIR news also has some great information.
We’d love to hear from you if you decide to implement some practices to apply for the credits.