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Understanding Your Gettysburg Borough Storm Water Bill [Episode 54]

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Editor’s Note: This podcast was recorded two years ago when the stormwater fee was collected for the first time. We’re now getting our third annual bills. I thought you might still find the information interesting and important.

If you have an average home in the borough, your storm water fee will be $100. If that seems a lot, you might feel a bit better knowing that Gettysburg College is going to receive a bill for about $100,000.


The fee is the end result of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 and the Clean Water Act, which was signed by President Nixon in 1972, and will allow the borough to manage the rainwater that falls in the borough as required by those regulations.

In this podcast I speak with Mike Malewicki, chair of the Gettysburg Borough Stormwater Authority. Malewicki describes the origins of the fee and the many benefits of containing storm water runoff. He also explains how your fee is calculated and now you may be able to reduce it in the future.

There is also a lot of information available on the Gettysburg Borough Stormwater Authority webpage.

Malewicki mentions a video that was produced by the storm water authority, and you can see that here.

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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  • While late in listening to this and not living in Adams County (Hanover Borough, of course, also has this fee) I appreciate this clear, careful explanation. Many thanks.

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