Marion's stormwater utility fee ticks upward

The City of Marion is dedicated to improving water quality, reducing stormwater runoff, and preventing flooding for the state of Iowa.

A 5 percent increase to the stormwater utility fee was approved.   File photo

The City of Marion is dedicated to improving water quality, reducing stormwater runoff, and preventing flooding for the state of Iowa. 

The costs for planning, constructing and maintaining stormwater best management practices such as regional stormwater detention basins continue to rise. Marion also has to keep the Clean Water Act obligations in mind, which is regulated by the EPA and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

During the Nov. 21 meeting of the Marion City Council, a 5 percent increase to the stormwater utility fee was approved. As of Dec. 1, Marion residents will pay an extra 25 cents per month – going from $4.92 to $5.17. Most non-residential properties in Marion – whose stormwater utility fees are based on total area of hard surfaces such as roofs and parking lots – will pay a little under $2 per month.

Any queries regarding the Stormwater Utility fee may be directed to the Marion Engineering Department at 319-743-6340.

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