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?

  • John Boddy
    signed 2017-10-26 10:39:02 -0400
  • Cindy Gangaram
    signed 2017-09-20 18:03:39 -0400
  • Norman Newbery
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-18 22:42:58 -0400
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  • Norman Newbery
    signed 2017-09-18 22:42:26 -0400
    I would like updates on how this situation is being addressed by City Council.
  • Natalie Ethier
    signed 2017-09-07 22:49:29 -0400
    Future Hamilton resident who would rather not experience severe flooding and would happily pay a stormwater fee.
  • Eleanor Hayward
    signed 2017-09-05 23:20:42 -0400
  • Suzanne Mills
    signed 2017-09-05 07:19:33 -0400
  • Hal Stratford
    signed 2017-09-02 13:05:15 -0400
    Hamilton of all cities should have this fee based on the age of their infrastructure

    Watermarks breaking.

    Storm sewers way overdue for replacement

    Relining sewers that should be replaced with larger pipes. Not smaller
  • Peter Graefe
    signed 2017-09-02 10:00:07 -0400
  • Randy Kay
    signed 2017-09-02 09:53:10 -0400
  • Glen Carroll
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-01 19:25:21 -0400
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  • Glen Carroll
    @glend1967 tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-01 19:25:18 -0400
  • Glen Carroll
    signed via 2017-09-01 19:24:41 -0400
  • Beverley Wagar
    signed via 2017-09-01 07:53:24 -0400
    Beverley Wagar
  • Viv Saunders
    signed via 2017-09-01 07:43:53 -0400
  • Sean Hurley
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-01 07:39:18 -0400
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  • Sean Hurley
    @WagleyJWagley tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-01 07:39:14 -0400
  • Sean Hurley
    signed via 2017-09-01 07:38:11 -0400
  • Brenda Duke
    signed via 2017-09-01 07:24:04 -0400
  • Stephanie Davies
    signed 2017-08-31 18:06:58 -0400
  • margaret juraj
    signed 2017-08-31 12:22:10 -0400
  • Biljana Vasilevska
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-31 11:22:13 -0400
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  • Biljana Vasilevska
    signed 2017-08-31 11:21:58 -0400
    Let’s not continue to repeat these mistakes.
  • Jackson Hudecki
    signed 2017-08-31 11:04:59 -0400
    We’ve seen the impacts of heavy rainfalls on the City, and we know for a fact that flooding can occur after one system coming through. Do what’s right for Hamilton and keep us flowing properly! Hold people accountable for their properties and unite us in safety, protection and vision as we face a questionable climate future!
  • Beatrice Ekoko
    signed 2017-08-21 16:45:14 -0400
  • Laurie
    signed 2017-08-09 11:02:30 -0400
    With the rain we’ve had this year we need these changes more than ever!
  • Peter Sinclair
    signed 2017-08-09 10:05:08 -0400
  • Alissa Fairley
    signed 2017-07-20 17:20:19 -0400
  • Joy Liu
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-20 15:05:50 -0400
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  • Kathy Garneau
    signed 2017-07-20 12:44:42 -0400