Stormwater Charge and Credit Research Project


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the Town conducted research on various stormwater utility and landowner credit programs. The goal is to provide information to municipalities on various stormwater utility programs and approaches for stormwater solutions.

The outcome is a series of resources for municipalities on stormwater utility fee and landowner credit programs and information on how to implement these stormwater programs. T

  • Jurisdictional Scan which includes information on:

    • How fees are calculated and a summary of existing municipal programs
    • Appeals and Billing
    • Methods to Calculate Impervious Surfaces
    • Legal Considerations
    • A summary of Landowner Credit and Rebate programs
    • Municipal Interview Summaries
    • How to Increase Participation in Credit Programs
    • Lessons Learned and Municipal Experiences
    • Alternative Approaches for Sustainable Stormwater Management
  • Draft Stormwater Charge Model Bylaw

  • Newmarket's Stormwater Charge Implementation Manual

  • Newmarket's Communication Pieces

  • Guide for Landowners

  • Strategies for Community Engagement and Results from Newmarket's Engagement Sessions

  • Municipal Stormwater Capital​ and Operating Budget Comparisons

The Full Report and Appendices are now available. Executive Summary: Executive Summary.pdf

For more information, please contact:

Craig Schritt, Senior Climate Change Specialist

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905-953-5300 ex. 2506