HomePhilly proposes to exempt community gardens from stormwater charges

The Philadelphia Water Department has proposed exempting community gardens from paying monthly stormwater management service fees, which are based on the property’s gross area square footage and the impervious area square footage.

“The rate change, which was mandated by a Philadelphia City Council ordinance that Mayor Kenney signed in June, would apply to 286 known community gardens as long as the property’s principal use is for growing plants, a community group operates the garden for public benefit, and stormwater is sustainably managed on at least 80 percent of the property.”

Click here to read how much community gardens will be saving over the next two years.