Monday, December 17, 2018

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Awards Stormwater Fee Credits To Those Adopting Measures To Reduce Stormwater Pollution

The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority has established a program to give property owners credit of up to 30 percent of their stormwater pollution reduction fees if they adopt best management practices to eliminate or reduce stormwater pollution coming from their property.
The Authority leads a regional effort in Luzerne County to implement stormwater pollution control practices across more than 30 municipalities under the MS4 Stormwater Program.
A new Stormwater Management Program Credit Policy Manual was published by the Authority laying out the details of the BMP credit program (starting on page 34).
The credits are available to property owners with 500 square feet or more of impervious area on their property-- Tier 2 and 3 properties under the Authority’s fee system.  These are generally commercial properties.
Among the types of BMPs for which credit are given are riparian buffers, stream restoration projects, rain barrels and downspout disconnection, green roofs, revegetating and reforesting disturbed or impervious areas using native species, turf and landscape management program, installation of pervious pavement, retrofit of an existing BMPs to add a water quality benefit and getting a separate MS4 permit to cover the property (45 percent credit).
Residential Fee Credit Survey
The Authority is also conducting an online survey of residential property owners to help gauge the interest in a BMP credit program for residential property.  Click Here to take the survey if you are in the Authority’s service area.
For more information on the Authority’s regional stormwater pollution reduction program, visit their Stormwater Management webpage.
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