Stormwater User Fee Ordinance Corrected
July 2013 the Radnor Township Commissioners proposed passage of a stormwater user fee ordinance. As drafted, user fees collected by the proposed township ordinance would have been used on collecting, conveying, detaining and/or treating stormwater; funds would not have been used on stormwater practices that avoid, minimize and/or infiltrate stormwater. As originally proposed the Radnor user fee ordinance language and its associated credit program would have invested in more detention basins and pipes. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network provided detailed written comment, public testimony and recommended much needed changes in language and focus for the proposed ordinance. The Township Commissioners listened and the ordinance language was redrafted so as to focus on preventing, avoiding, minimizing and addressing the harms of stormwater runoff.