Today, Mississauga City Council approved a working group to consider a stormwater credit program for residential properties that use stormwater best management practices. The working group will be comprised of Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras, Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca, Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr, Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney and Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson as well as staff from the City’s Transportation and Works department.
The City of Mississauga currently has a credit program for non-residential and multi-residential properties. On October 28, 2015, Council passed a resolution to form a group to consider a separate credit program for residential properties. The group is to report back to Council in the spring of 2016.
The stormwater charge is a new, dedicated source of funding that will be added to the Region of Peel water bill in 2016. The City of Mississauga’s stormwater drainage system protects water quality and lowers the risk of flooding that can damage your property and the environment. To keep the system in good working order, the City invests in planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renewal and by-law enforcement activities. Learn more about the stormwater charge at stormwatercharge.ca