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Illicit Dumping - Unloading or disposal of solid, semi-solid or liquid substances near or into a stormwater system. Examples include motors, containers, grass clippings and leaves.Illicit Spills - Any intentional or accidental spill of solid, semi-solid or liquid substances into or adjacent to a stormwater system. Examples include fluids from vehicles, chemicals from drums or storage tanks, used oil, paint containers or fertilizer.
Illicit Connections - Any man-made conveyance which connects non-stormwater discharges directly to a stormwater system. These illicit conveyances are located either above or below the ground and may include drains, pipes or ditches.
It is estimated that approximately $3,100,000 will be collected at the $80.00 rate that was proposed during the 2023 fiscal year.
ONLY be spent on stormwater service programs. These services include maintenance and repair to stormwater facilities, compliance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and addressing and correcting the City’s flooding and water quality issues.
No. This is a city program and the money will only be spent on stormwater problems within the City Limits.
The ESU is a billing unit (similar to a kilowatt hour that is the billing unit used to measure electric consumption). In Pensacola, each ESU represents 2,998 square feet, which was proposed in the 2012 fiscal year, of impervious surface that is found on the property.
Single-family home sites are assessed based on the impervious area range that they are in. The residential ranges are:
Building Sq. Ft. 2023 Rate
Small: 100-1,100 = 0.44 ESUs $35.20
Small-Med: 1,100-1,600 = 0.68 ESUs $54.40
Medium: 1,601-2,500 = 1.00 ESUs $80.00
Large: 2,501-5,600 = 1.53 ESUS $122.40
Very Large: over 5,600 sq. ft. Calculated as a general parcel
In some cases, a reduction to the bill amount can be granted if the property has a privately maintained drainage facility in place. Some non-residential properties that were constructed after 1986 automatically receive a mitigation credit. Additional information on mitigation credits may be obtained by contacting the City’s Public Works Department (850 435-1755)
arcel Identification Number found on the Notice of Public Hearing.
An overgrown pond is not eligible for a credit at this time. Eligible ponds must be maintained so that they function at the original design level. After the pond is retrofitted so that it could be expected to function at the design level, the mitigation credit will be restored.
The city may request that a professional engineer document the capacity of the pond prior to assigning a mitigation credit to the property.