Wheaton could change how it charges stormwater fees

Wheaton officials will host a second meeting to gather feedback and answer questions about proposed changes to the city's stormwater utility fee system.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St.

Under the proposal, stormwater utility fees would be charged based on the amount of impervious area on each property within the city. Currently, the city charges fees based on how much water a household or business uses plus a flat fee.

An impervious surface - property where water won't naturally drain into the soil - contributes to stormwater runoff. Such areas include houses, structures, driveways, walkways, parking lots, patios and swimming pools.

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