March 18, 2016 12:37

City to Form New Stormwater Authority

Officials from the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania, announced their plan to create a separate authority to handle stormwater management.

The city council held a hearing in late February to discuss aspects of the new authority, including a proposed stormwater fee.

The stormwater management fee was calculated with data from AMEC, an engineering consulting firm. The engineers used aerial mapping of the city to determine an average residential lot size. That figure will determine the amount billed to residential property owners. Commercial properties will be billed at a multiplier, using AMEC’s figures for total impervious surface at each commercial lot.

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