How does this relate to the County Stormwater Management Ad Valorem Fund?
To deal with the ever-present impacts of stormwater runoff to which your property contributes, the County has relied on the Stormwater Management District Fund, which is governed by Section 10-264 of the County Code, for major reconstruction and flood control type projects. The fund is not a dedicated stormwater funding source to address water quality mandates.
The Clean Water Act Fee will provide a dedicated revenue source for addressing stormwater runoff and improving water quality. The charge is based on a property’s assessed impervious area coverage providing a mechanism to equitably allocate the fee based on a property's stormwater contribution. Thus, each property contributes a fair and equitable share toward the overall cost of improving water quality and mitigating the impact of stormwater runoff. It will provide a stable and adequate level of funding for regulatory mandates such as the Watershed Implementation Plan and the NPDES MS4 Permit independent of the Ad Valorem and General Fund. Please call 301-883-5810 for more information.