How do we currently pay for stormwater services?

Currently, the Township pays for the stormwater management program via the Township’s general fund. This fund gets almost half of its funding from earned income taxes. With the general fund as the source, stormwater management activities pull resources from the same bucket of funds as many other Township activities. The result is that funding for stormwater management is unstable from year to year and generally unable to keep pace with the Township’s growing needs. The general fund has a limited amount of revenue, and boosting the stormwater funding through the general fund alone could mean cuts to other Township services, or implementation of a new property tax.