Thanks to Christopher Goins in Southern Maryland Online, we were inspired to graphically represent the stormwater fees by county. What do we want to see in two to five years? Graphics comparing the cost per county with the amount of water quality improvement.
The fees are intended to encourage pro-active behavior in both the public and private realm. While some might prefer another policy approach, clean water is a worthy goal. Here's hoping that the fees move Marylanders in that direction.
The table lists Maryland Counties in alphabetical order and gives fee information for residential, commercial and non-profit entities. For those who want to get credits to apply toward the fee, now is a good time to educate yourself.
We've tried to include links that will direct you toward fee reduction/credit and hardship information for each county. Some counties are still updating information. We will keep our eye out and update the matrix and links as needed.
Maryland Stormwater Remediation Fee Information
We found the process of gathering the information interesting, but let us know if you find the information helpful or if you have other questions or uncertainties that need clarifying.
About the Authors:
Jenny Wienckowski and Zoe Clarkwest met at Morgan State University, Baltimore, where they both studied for their masters of Landscape Architecture. Jenny brings a strong permaculture, native plants, and New American design sensibility to the firm. Zoe enjoys community-based design and the first question she asks when she visits a site or property is, "Where does the water go?"