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A. Because all real property in the city contributes stormwater runoff to and/or benefits from the city’s stormwater system, the owners thereof shall pay monthly charges as set forth in this section. Monthly charges will have two components as follows:

1. Operation and Maintenance. To provide for administrative and field operations, billing, accounting, and for the maintenance, repair and upgrade of existing stormwater facilities.

2. Capital Expenditures. To provide for basin-wide and system master planning and subsequent capital improvement projects as identified in the stormwater capital plan.

B. The water and sewer utility is authorized to establish charges for the use and discharge to the city’s stormwater system. Such charges shall be based on the cost of providing stormwater service to all properties within the city and may be different for properties receiving different classes of service. Monthly charges shall be established as follows:

Effective January 1, 2020

Single-Family

Multifamily

Commercial

Industrial

$11.80 per month

$11.80 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($11.80 minimum)

$11.80 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($11.80 minimum)

$11.80 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($11.80 minimum)

Effective January 1, 2021

Single-Family

Multifamily

Commercial

Industrial

$12.39 per month

$12.39 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($12.39 minimum)

$12.39 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($12.39 minimum)

$12.39 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($12.39 minimum)

Effective January 1, 2022

Single-Family

Multifamily

Commercial

Industrial

$13.01 per month

$13.01 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($13.01 minimum)

$13.01 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($13.01 minimum)

$13.01 per 2,500 sq. ft. hard surface per month ($13.01 minimum)

C. “Multifamily customer” class shall apply to customers with living units that share a common wall.

1. Multifamily customers with two or more living units per meter will be charged the effective rate per 2,500 square feet of impervious surface.

2. Multifamily customers with one water meter per living unit will be charged the prevailing “single-family customer rate” per unit. “Single-family customer rate” shall apply to mobile homes either on individual lots or in a mobile home park.

D. State Highway Charge. Pursuant to RCW 90.03.525, the monthly charge for all state highway properties within the city shall be 30 percent of the charge provided in subsection B of this section, unless the city and state agree to a different rate or unless the court of competent jurisdiction holds otherwise.

E. Application to Publicly Owned Properties. Other publicly owned properties shall be charged at the industrial rate as set forth herein.

F. Application to Active Gravel Mining Operations and Publicly Owned Streets, Alleys and Rights-of-Way. Active gravel mining operations, publicly owned streets, alleys and rights-of-way shall be charged at the state highway charge rate provided in subsection D of this section.

G. Application to Certain Qualifying Properties. For qualifying properties meeting all of the following criteria, the monthly charge shall be 30 percent of the charge provided in subsection B of this section.

1. The qualifying property is subject to a stormwater management program regulated by and in compliance with the requirements for a Phase 1, Phase 2, or secondary permittee as defined by Special Condition S6 of the NPDES Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, and as hereafter amended; and

2. The qualifying property does not discharge stormwater into the city of Vancouver surface water drainage system; and

3. If infiltrating on site, water quality treatment shall meet current city of Vancouver and Department of Ecology standards and requirements for the land use. (Ord. M-4327 § 3, 2021; Ord. M-4315 § 3, 2020; Ord. M-4257 § 8, 2018; Ord. M-4239 § 12, 2018; Ord. M-4193 § 6, 2017; Ord. M-4184 § 5, 2016; Ord. M-4179 § 20, 2016; Ord. M-4143 § 4, 2015; Ord. M-4099 § 3, 2014; Ord. M-4032 § 3, 2012; Ord. M-4022 § 42, 2012; Ord. M-4007 § 2, 2011; Ord. M-3899 § 4, 2008; Ord. M-3677 § 1, 2004; Ord. M-3650 § 1, 2004; Ord. M-3514, 2000; Ord. M-3398, 1998; Ord. M-3337, 1997; Ord. M-3274, 1996; Ord. M-3145 § 1, 1994)