Paying for Stormwater Management
Brampton needs to invest in our stormwater management system to ensure we can maintain services for now and the future. The Brampton Stormwater Charge is effective June 1st, 2020 and will appear on Region of Peel water bills. Most residents and businesses will receive their first bills in August 2020.
Residential taxpayers contribute 80% of property taxes but are responsible for less than half the stormwater runoff. This means residential taxpayers were indirectly subsidising the cost of the stormwater system for other sectors under property tax funding. The average residential homeowner would have to pay $132 per year in their property taxes toward stormwater without the stormwater charge in place. The stormwater charge reduces the cost to that homeowner by 33% ($89 versus $132).
Single-family residential properties are placed into one of five tiers based on measurements of roof areas. A flat rate payable in each tier is as follows.