Fair Fees for Stormwater

Environment Hamilton has begun outreach to have Hamilton introduce a new fair fee for stormwater in our city - but we can't do it without your support. Read and sign the petition below!

More information can be found on our website here.

Dear Mayor Eisenberger and City Council,

 

I am calling on you to address the rising costs and risk of stormwater management in the City of Hamilton by listening to staff recommendations to reevaluate how we, as a city, pay for the costs of our stormwater management system.  As it stands now, households pay for rising stormwater management costs primarily through our water bills. Property owners contributing the most to stormwater runoff which strains our system, pollutes our environment and degrades our infrastructure pay little or none of the costs of dealing with the problem. This approach to stormwater fees has resulted in an underfunded system. Residents don’t see how much we are paying and why. I want fair fees for Hamilton to provide:

 

1. Transparency (see what we’re paying for)

2. Equity (everyone pays their fair share)

3. Sustainability (city can reliably fund and prepare for the future)

4. Incentives (encourage people to do better, reward those who do)

5. Stewardship (protecting environment and water quality)


I urge you to support Environment Hamilton’s call to adopt a fair stormwater fee system, following the lead of other Ontario municipalities.

Who's signing

329 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Karen Venning
    signed 2017-07-13 11:27:54 -0400
    Karen Venning
  • Lorna Johnston
    signed via 2017-05-11 16:37:49 -0400
    iI makes no sense to do otherwise. of course we all need to pay our fair share
  • Christine Imhoff
    signed 2017-03-31 13:55:50 -0400
  • David Bevan
    signed 2017-03-30 12:03:26 -0400
  • gail
    signed 2017-02-28 11:33:38 -0500
    I can’t imagine why new malls like Center Mall did not have a plan for rainwater except to dump in right into the sewers, new buildings should by law have to have a plan. ie: run it into gardens, so simple but not happening at all.
  • James MacWhirter
    signed 2017-02-25 18:11:44 -0500
  • Diana Meskauskas
    signed 2017-02-20 19:14:29 -0500
  • Tys Theysmeyer
    signed 2017-01-15 08:22:52 -0500
  • Robert Watts
    signed 2017-01-03 15:03:17 -0500
  • D Marshall
    signed 2016-12-22 12:31:20 -0500
  • Cyndy Thomas
    signed 2016-12-21 18:22:31 -0500
  • michael hampson
    signed 2016-12-15 20:15:14 -0500
    THINK?
  • judy hawthorne
    signed via 2016-12-14 16:03:03 -0500
  • Cadence Machry
    signed 2016-12-13 14:26:31 -0500
  • Angela Di Nello
    signed via 2016-12-05 22:03:19 -0500
  • Catherine McPherson
    signed 2016-12-05 20:26:50 -0500
  • John Wilbur
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-05 20:21:26 -0500
    Sign the petition: Fair Fees for Stormwater
  • John Wilbur
    @mrjwilbur tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-05 20:21:24 -0500
  • John Wilbur
    signed 2016-12-05 20:20:41 -0500
  • Biljana Vasilevska
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-05 18:20:38 -0500
    Sign the petition: Fair Fees for Stormwater
  • Suzanne Kelly
    signed 2016-12-05 14:20:40 -0500
  • Tanya Ritchie
    signed 2016-12-05 11:19:12 -0500
  • Janice Popynick
    signed 2016-12-01 00:00:11 -0500
  • Bob Wintonyk
    signed 2016-11-30 16:31:22 -0500
  • Mike Grice
    signed 2016-11-30 13:33:52 -0500
  • Peter Scholtens
    signed 2016-11-30 07:53:33 -0500
  • Chris Hegge
    signed 2016-11-30 01:54:52 -0500
  • Patrick McHugh
    signed 2016-11-29 23:33:05 -0500
  • Bane Johnson
    signed 2016-11-29 17:31:14 -0500
  • Christene Hazelton
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-29 16:09:12 -0500
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