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SB 116, Storm-Water Fee Prohibition

Municipal Impact Position Contact
Oppose Michael McPherson, (678) 686-6390

Last Updated: 2/6/2017
Subject Area: Economic Development and Redevelopment | Environment | Utilities |
Resources: bill text

This bill would:

  • create the designation "water-neutral site" and would prevent local governments from charging storm-water collection and disposal fees from properties designated as such;
  • require property owners to submit proof that an engineer has certified a site "water-neutral;"
  • create an exemption from storm-water fees for water-neutral sites until a local government proves a property in question is no longer water-neutral.   
GMA is greatly concerned by this legislation as introduced. Storm-water utility systems, many of which are federally mandated, are a benefit that developments take advantage of as they build out using modern requisite standards. Storm-water and runoff standards are designed to protect both residents and businesses from water pollution, flooding and other impacts. Each property within a system must share in the constant maintenance costs of the system as a whole in order to ensure ongoing viability. 

Georgia Association of Water Professionals talking points opposing SB 116 (PDF)

2/7/2017 - Assigned to Senate Committee


Sen. Frank Ginn
District 47
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