Please note: This has been updated to reflect a revised date for one of the sessions.
Following Council's affirmative vote to implement a city-wide stormwater utility, the City of Newark has scheduled a series of public education sessions for residents and commercial property owners to learn more about the charge and its impact on their utility bills.
Beginning January 1, 2018, residents will pay between $1.77 and $5.31 each month, depending on which tier their property falls into. The four tiers are based on each residential parcel's impervious area. An interactive online map to determine which tier a residential property falls into is available HERE.
Non-residential parcels will be subject to a flat rate of $2.95 per Equivalent Stormwater Unit (ESU) per month. An ESU is equal to 1,620 square feet. The utility will raise $1.4 million each year to improve the City's stormwater system.
A total of three public sessions will be held over the next several weeks to allow for residents to meet with City staff, learn about how the stormwater charge is determined for each parcel, how much landowners can expect to pay, and how the funds collected will be used to strengthen the City's stormwater system. The scheduled sessions are as follows:
More information on the stormwater utility and the City's comprehensive stormwater program is available online.