US Government Now Charging Tax For Collecting Rainwater On Your Property

PARMA Residents wanting to install a rain barrel in their yards will have to pay a steeper fee than what was originally believed.

The fee is $31 for one barrel, $32 for two, $33 for three and so on.

Last week, the Sun Post reported that it would cost just $1 to install a rain barrel.

That was based on a reading of a rain-barrel ordinance that City Council approved May 7. The ordinance established regulations for rain barrels.

The ordinance — while referencing another pre-existing code section — seems to state that the city fee for “storm water storage containers” is $1.

However, looks are deceiving.

What the ordinance did not say is that — under the other pre-existing code section — there is a base fee of $30 for storm water storage containers and other plumbing items.

So to calculate rain-barrel fees, residents should start with $30, then add $1 for each barrel they want to install.

Paul Deichmann, city engineer, believes the rain-barrel fee was established after 2008. It has remained unchanged since then.

 

Original Article:http://wearechange.org/rain-collection-fees/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wrc+%28We+Are+Change%29

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