How is the SWEF fee calculated?

Single and Two-Family properties will be billed at a flat rate. All other properties will be assessed an annual storm water fee based on the total amount of impervious surface area on the lot, which will be billed quarterly. Condominium properties will be billed based on the total amount of impervious surface, at a maximum of the single and two-family rate, for each condominium unit. The amount will appear as a separate charge on your quarterly water and sewer bill. The fee will be calculated as follows for the following different types of property:

Property TypeStorm Water Fee
UnderdevelopedNo Fee
Single and Two-Family ResidencesFlat fee of $10 by Quarter (or $40 annually)
Multi-Family, Commercial / Industrial
Fee is based on Total Impervious Surface Area.

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1. When is my street going to be paved?
2. How do I obtain a plot plan for my property?
3. Where on my property are the water and sewer pipes located going into my house?
4. What year was my house built?
5. Can I connect a drain line on my property into the Town’s drainage system?
6. How do I request to have the underground utilities on my property marked by Dig Safe prior to any excavation?
7. How do I obtain a new house number, or how do I change my current house number?
8. Does the Engineering Division recommend any surveyors?
9. What is the procedure to either widen my existing driveway, or to add an additional driveway on my property?
10. What is storm water?
11. Why did Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen vote to establish a storm water enterprise fund (SWEF)?
12. Why is storm water management necessary?
13. How is the SWEF fee calculated?
14. How is total impervious surface area determined?
15. For what purposes will SWEF fee revenue be used?
16. Will residents be assessed a SWEF fee if their property is located on a private way or on a town accepted street that does not have catch basins or storm drains?
17. Are there certain types of properties that are exempt from the storm water fee?
18. Has the Town made any provisions for storm water abatements?
19. What are some typical storm water devices that qualify for storm water abatements?
20. What are some typical devices that do not qualify for storm water abatements?
21. Where can I obtain more information or file for an abatement?
22. Is the storm water abatement permanent?