Date & Time: Tuesday, February 27 2018 - 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- How a stormwater user fee program can help create a fair, dedicated and sustainable stormwater management program
- How the Town of Newmarket implemented a stormwater user fee
- Advantages and disadvantages of stormwater credit or incentive programs and how to increase participation
Who should attend? This webinar is targeted at municipal staff, consultants, or politicians who are interested in learning more about what works and what doesn’t in implementing a successful stormwater user fee program and more specifically, a successful credit/incentive program.
Free registration for this webinar is supported by the Town of Newmarket
Background: In 2017, the Town of Newmarket implemented a stormwater user fee to pay for the necessary maintenance of stormwater infrastructure. The Town, in partnership with MOECC, conducted a jurisdictional scan on stormwater fee and credit programs in Ontario. The purpose was to identify various program structures and create a toolkit for municipalities who may want to implement a stormwater fee program in the future. A main focus was how to engage the community in the stormwater conversation, increase participation in credit programs and provide lessons learned for successful implementation. The result: co-creating to address community and municipal priorities.
Presenter: Jen Slykhuis is the Sr. Environmental Coordinator at the Town of Newmarket where her main focus is mitigating the impacts of climate change on stormwater management through the implementation of LID and creating new programs to push the boundaries on traditional approaches to stormwater and community engagement.