RATES AND FEES

STORMWATER FEES

Working with the cities it serves, the District provides supplemental funding to maintain the regional and local drainage facilities within our jurisdiction. That includes facilities constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Fairfield Vicinity Streams Project.

This work includes (1) operating and maintaining storm drain facilities, including pumping stations, pipelines, channels, natural creeks, detention basins, bridge foundations, sloughs and culverts; and (2) working with the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies in enforcing pollution control regulations.

Drainage fees are established by the District’s governing board, based on relative amounts of runoff entering the storm drain system from different types of users. These fees are collected on the Solano County tax roll, and have remained stable since their inception in 1988.

2014/15 STORM DRAIN MAINTENANCE FACT SHEET

To provide funds for maintenance of the Fairfield-Suisun Streams Project
constructed by the Corps of Engineers and State of California and
to accomplish pollution control regulations.

ANNUAL CHARGES:

Residential:

Single-family to four-plex
Improved property in County Assessor

$20.23
per lot or parcel

Multiple Family and Institutional:


Improved property in County Assessor

$250.51
per acre

Commercial and Industrial:

Improved property in County Assessor
$313.14
per acre

Undeveloped:


Unimproved property greater than 0.1 acres in all above County
$1.06
per acre or portion thereof

Storm Drain Maintenance Fees

In 1988, the federal and state governments, as well as the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, agreed that the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District would be the agency responsible for the operation and maintenance of drainage facilities constructed as part of the federal Fairfield Vicinity Streams Project. This work includes (1) operating and maintaining such storm drain facilities as storm water pumping stations, pipelines, channels, natural creeks, detention basins, bridge foundations, sloughs, culverts, etc., and (2) working with the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies in promulgating non-point source pollution control regulations.

In order to fund such activities, costs are analyzed annually and fees are imposed to recover such costs. Fees are based on the amount of runoff contributed to the storm drain system, based on a 1988 drainage study that allocated runoff factors for different types of land uses. Fees have remained relatively stable over the years; annual fees for multi-family/institutional areas, commercial/industrial areas, and single-family residences for fiscal years 2001/02 through 2014/15 are as follows:

Storm Drain Maintenance Fees

The cities of Fairfield and Suisun City manage all other storm water maintenance issues within their boundaries.  The Cities hold NPDES permits and are responsible for compliance with those.  These storm drain maintenance fees do not cover those costs.