Here in Anne Arundel County, it could be $34 per year for townhouses and condominiums, $85 for urban or suburban single-family homes and $170 for homes in rural and agricultural areas.
Getting mighty expensive to live in MD.
Anne Arundel council , residents facing plan for stormwater fees
If passed, bill would raise millions for runoff management projects
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun
8:53 a.m. EST, February 10, 2013
...The county must impose such fees based on a bill Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law last spring. The law requires that 10 Maryland counties, including Anne Arundel, collect a remediation fee from taxpayers to finance implementation of new storm-water management practices within their jurisdictions.
The bill, which passed the House of Delegates by a 91-45 vote, then the state Senate by a 33-14 vote, stipulates that any county holding a federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit must charge residents a storm-water fee. The permits aim to keep pollution from being discharged into sewers.
The jurisdictions holding those permits include Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Prince George's and Baltimore counties and Baltimore City.
The law leaves it to each county to determine how to implement the fees, though they must be in place by July 1...
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