Stormwater Charge and Credit Research Project

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Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the Town conducted research on various stormwater utility and landowner credit programs. The goal is to provide information to municipalities on various stormwater utility programs and approaches for stormwater solutions.

The outcome is a series of resources for municipalities on stormwater utility fee and landowner credit programs and information on how to implement these stormwater programs. This includes:

  • An Online Tool to Compare Municipal Stormwater Fee and Credit Programs

           The tool is designed to give you an overview of possible stormwater charge and credit options.

           You can access the tool here. You can also request a tool user guide. See contact information below.

  • Jurisdictional Scan which includes information on:

    • How fees are calculated and a summary of existing municipal programs
    • Appeals and Billing
    • Methods to Calculate Impervious Surfaces
    • Legal Considerations
    • A summary of Landowner Credit and Rebate programs
    • Municipal Interview Summaries
    • How to Increase Participation in Credit Programs
    • Lessons Learned and Municipal Experiences
    • Alternative Approaches for Sustainable Stormwater Management
  • Draft Stormwater Charge Model Bylaw

  • Newmarket's Stormwater Charge Implementation Manual

  • Newmarket's Communication Pieces

  • Guide for Landowners

  • Strategies for Community Engagement and Results from Newmarket's Engagement Sessions

  • Municipal Stormwater Capital​ and Operating Budget Comparisons

The Full Report and Appendices are now available.

For more information, please contact:

Jen Slykhuis, Sr. Environmental Coordinator

Engineering Services

jslykhuis@newmarket.ca

905-953-5300 ex. 2506