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Stormwater Parcel Fees
The City of Santa Monica has two stormwater parcel fees that are paid annually by all property owners. These fees are assessed through property taxes and generate approximately $4 million a year to support the city’s watershed management program and obligations to comply with federal and state Clean Water Act regulations, efforts which protect water quality and protect human life.

While the Stormwater User Fee is a flat fee year to year, the Clean Beaches & Ocean Parcel Tax is tied to the Consumer Price Index and adjusts accordingly.  


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Stormwater Management User Fee

The Stormwater User Fee (Municipal Code 7.56) was passed in 1995, and assesses parcel fees based on property size and land-use type.

Clean Beaches & Ocean Parcel Tax Act (Measure V)

Measure V (Municipal Code 7.64) was passed in November 2006 creating the Clean Beaches & Ocean Parcel Tax.  The fees are used exclusively to fund the implementation of the Watershed Management Plan.

Last updated: Tuesday, 01/30/2018

Matrix 2.0 Alternative Water Guidelines 

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New roadmap for decentralized, alternate water supplies - indoor and outdoor non-potable water regulations streamlined for rainwater, graywater, stormwater, blackwater use.
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Rain Barrel & Cistern Rebate Program

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Harvesting rainwater protects the Bay from runoff and makes watering your yard fun. 

If that's not enough incentive, what about a generous rebate

Would that help?  


 

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