Stormwater Utility

On May 17, 2016, Council approved the establishment of a Stormwater Utility, a fund dedicated to the complete and proper management of the city’s stormwater system. As of July 1, 2020 residential customers will now pay a $2.75 Stormwater Utility line item on monthly water/wastewater bills.

For Commercial Customers

Commercial customers in Surprise pay a Stormwater Utility fee calculated based on the amount of impervious surface area on their site. Commercial customers are encouraged to apply for the Stormwater Utility Non-residential Credit Program which may reduce the base fee.

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Stormwater Utility presentation
Stormwater Utility FAQ’s
2016 Stormwater Utility Formation Report


Stormwater Utility Non-residential Credit Program 

Commercial customers who participate in stormwater management services that support and complement the city’s stormwater management program may be eligible for a reduction to the Stormwater Utility base fee.

To be considered for the program, interested commercial customers must submit a complete Stormwater Credit Application to the Surprise City Hall lobby, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.

Download the Stormwater Credit Application