Monthly Stormwater Fees
All developed properties in Eugene pay stormwater fees to support services that provide clean water, flood protection and healthy habitat for fish and wildlife.
The stormwater system includes pipes and other constructed features such as catch basins and curb inlets as well as “green infrastructure,” a combination of constructed and natural features such as planters, swales, wetlands, streams, rivers, and open channels. Rainwater that does not soak into the ground runs off the land and is conveyed by the stormwater system to local area waterways such as Amazon Creek and the Willamette River.
Stormwater Monthly Fee Schedule
Current rates effective September 2016 - June 2017
|User Category1||Small Residential2||Medium Residential3||Large Residential4||Commercial/Industrial5|
| Impervious Surface
|| $3.91 per
| Total Monthly Fee
- Duplex rates are modified, based on the building footprint and building configuration.
- Building footprint is equal to or less than 1,000 sf.
- Building footprint is greater than 1,000 sf and less than 3,000 sf.
- Building footprint is 3,000 sf or greater.
- All users other than small and medium single-family homes and duplexes are considered General Customers.
Stormwater Rates To Increase July 2017
Beginning in July 2017, stormwater rates will increase by 4% per administrative order 58-17-05-F. For a typical residential customer, this equates to a monthly increase of about $0.56. The increase is needed to maintain current service levels, restore and rehabilitate the existing stormwater system, manage the growing inventory of green infrastructure and meet the other objectives of Eugene's stormwater program.
How Stormwater Fees are Used
- Planting over 600 trees along local streams and rivers each year
- Remove garbage from streams and the banks of the Willamette River
- Maintain and repair more than 600 miles of stormwater pipes and waterways
- Clean over 15,000 catch basins and curb inlets
- Collect and recycle over 18,000 cubic yards of leaves per year
- Eliminate illegal connections and discharges
- Sweep more than 40,000 curb miles of streets each year
- Provide stormwater education to 3,000 students each year
- Protect, restore, and maintain streams, rivers, and wetlands
- Improve how rainfall runoff is managed in developed areas through system retrofits
- Replace public drywells to protect groundwater quality
- Administer clean water regulations for construction sites, industries, and new development
- Plant, preserve, and maintain street trees and median vegetation
- Monitor water quality in our local waterways through sampling and data analysis
Other Stormwater Fees and Charges
Stormwater systems development charges (SDCs) provide a funding source for the public cost to acquire right-of-way and to construct, expand, and rehabilitate stormwater infrastructure such as large pipes, drainage ways, catch basins and culverts.
More information about stormwater SDCs.