Franklin DPW Updates
Inspect your Impervious Area
Franklin property owners will be subject to a Stormwater Utility Fee (SU) beginning on or after July 1, 2023. The fee is based on impervious area per parcel (surface area that contributes to stormwater runoff because it does not allow water to absorb into the ground).
Property owners are encouraged to utilize our Impervious Area tool (https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e45452a3047e4c83b27170a8f4f79aa5) to inspect and confirm that the impervious area on their property is accurate. From there, you may calculate your stormwater fee based on the number of billing units on your property. Simply input your address using the Impervious Area tool.
Inspect your impervious area today to prevent filing an abatement later on!
Stormwater Utility Fee
Currently, funding for stormwater services is allocated to the Highway Department through the Town’s General Fund. Due to the increased stormwater complaince requirements through the state, the cost associated with stormwater services has increased. To ensure a sustainable funding struc-ture for the future, the Town will therefore shift to a Stormwater Utility Fee.
The Spring Residential Rain Barrel Program is currently open to residents - residents can order di-rectly from The Great American Rain Barrel Company. The deadline to order is May 7 - distribu-tion will be May 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the Franklin DPW. (https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/)