Stormwater rates don’t match the explanation


Something doesn’t “add up” regarding the stormwater rate quoted in Betsy Tyler’s Feb. 6 article.

The existing rate is given as $0.86 per 1,000 square feet.

My 85×140 lot is 11,900 square feet (about a quarter acre).

Maybe as much as half of that is impervious — 5,950 square feet.

I should be charged 5,950/1,000 x 0.86 = $5.12.

(Even if ALL of my property were impervious, that works out to be $10.23.)

How is the actual bill of $32.28 arrived at?

Bob Morris

Peachtree City, Ga.