The City's Stormwater Drainage System Utility is modeled after the Lewiston User Fee Study adopted by City Council on April 25, 2022. This study used a combination of aerial images and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to measure the amount of Impervious Surface Area (ISA) present on a randomly selected sample of 150 single family residential properties within the City. Based on the data from this sample, the average amount of ISA on single family residential parcels was determined to be approximately 4,500 square feet. The City is using this measurement as the basis for the billing unit of the Stormwater Drainage System Services user fee i.e. the equivalent residential unit (ERU).
The Stormwater Drainage System Services user fees are outlined in Resolution 2023-43 which underwent a public hearing and presentation to City Council on August 14, 2023. City Council amended and approved the resolution at a reduced rate with the effective date of January 1, 2024 remaining.
For more information on the user fees, please visit the Stormwater Drainage System Utility page.