Frisco began collecting a monthly storm water utility fee as of Oct. 1, 2009. The money collected will fund projects designed to help prevent flooding, protect creeks and reduce erosion. The new storm water utility fee will be charged on water customers’ monthly bills.
The Frisco City Council adopted the fee in January 2009 in order to address state-mandated storm water regulations.
The new fee is based on average lot sizes and the lots’ structures. The average resident living in a house will be billed $2 more each month to cover the Storm Water Utility Fee.
Single-Family Residential Properties
|Monthly Fee||Lot Size*|
|$1.20||< 5,000 sq. ft.|
|$2.00||5,000 – 20,000 sq. ft.|
|$3.85||> 20,000 sq. ft.|
Properties other than Single-Family Homes
|$0.57||per 1,000 sq. ft.|
*Using Geographical Information Technology (GIS), city staff compared approximately 20,000 properties to determine the ‘average’ lot size and develop the tiered fee structure.
The collected fees will cover the costs of staff, equipment, regulatory fees and public education efforts as part of the City of Frisco’s Storm Water Management Program. Specifically, the new fee will be used to support a drainage crew, charged with maintaining and cleaning the city’s storm water system. City engineers will also use the fees to develop a Storm Water Master Plan, which will help engineers clearly identify areas that could potentially flood.