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Stormwater Utility Fees in North Carolina: Fiscal Year 2020

October 8, 2020

The Environmental Finance Center has completed the 2020 North Carolina Stormwater Fee Survey. The survey includes 93 stormwater fee structures effective July 1, 2019. There are 6 utilities in this year’s survey that were not in last year’s survey.  Additionally, there is one fee structure that … Continued

A Closer Look at MS4 Audit Trends in North Carolina

September 23, 2020

Written by: Ryan Vulpis In the state of North Carolina, many stormwater programs are required by the US EPA to maintain a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. This permit is designed to ensure that jurisdictions protect water quality … Continued

Stormwater Utility Fees in North Carolina: Now and Then

February 25, 2019

On March 11, 2019, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) will host a free, interactive webinar on the current state of stormwater fees and finance in North Carolina. In addition to a … Continued

Staying Up to Date with North Carolina Stormwater Utility Fees

November 29, 2017

In order to better understand the stormwater finance and governance landscape, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently inventoried and analyzed the stormwater fees used by 74 municipalities and three counties charging stormwater … Continued

Five Communication Tips for Stormwater Incentive Programs

November 22, 2017

Stormwater incentive programs are a creative tool used by some towns and cities to encourage community participation in stormwater management practices. Many of the incentive programs encourage citizens to install green stormwater infrastructure projects on their property. Stormwater ‘incentive’ programs … Continued

Four Ways Water Utilities Can Weather a Hurricane

September 18, 2017

Millions of United States citizens continue to battle the effects of massive hurricanes this month. Many have lost electric and water service. As water and wastewater utilities struggle to get their systems up and running again, some are in a … Continued