The construction, operation and maintenance of a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) can involve significant expenses, especially when regulatory requirements such as the MS4 KPDES stormwater Phase II regulations are funded.
The most stable source of funding is generally the stormwater utility program and fee. The Cold Spring stormwater fee is a sustainable funding mechanism dedicated to recover the costs of addressing and meeting the stormwater KPDES MS4 regulatory compliance activities. City Council is currently considering what other stormwater activities the stormwater fee will address and fund. As City Council decisions are made regarding the stormwater program and funding, they will be posted on the website.
The current stormwater rate is $4.50 per equivalent residential unit (ERU) per month.