The City retains 75% of the fixed charge and CWS receives 25%.
The fixed charge is currently $9.57 per Equivalent Service Unit (ESU)* per month.
Local Service Fee
The LSF funds the repair and replacement of aging Stormwater infrastructure.
The LSF rate is set and billed by the City of Hillsboro.
The City retains 100% of the LSF.
The LSF was established in 2015 to supplement the fixed charge.
The LSF was set at and currently is $1 a month per ESU*.
*An ESU is the size of the impervious surface area – such as pavement, rooftops, and other surfaces that allow little or no stormwater to soak into the ground. One ESU is equal to 2,640 square feet of impervious surface.
Critical Stormwater System infrastructure repair and replacement projects funded by the LSF since 2015 include:
The current $1 LSF rate is also completely or partially funding an additional 10 projects, which are presently in design or construction.
Stormwater Master Plan Project
The City is updating the Stormwater Master Plan to evaluate the Stormwater System and guide projects, stream enhancement, water quality improvements, and reduction of localized flooding over the next 10 years.
On August 20, 2019, staff shared the public’s input and presented the proposed LSF funding scenarios in detail to City Council at a work session. Member of the public were invited to attend and observe.
City Council requested additional funding scenarios. City staff are working on creating and evaluating these additional funding scenarios.
During this work session, a proposed LSF adjustment recommendation will be presented to City Council for their discussion. Members of the public are invited to attend and observe. Details on Council’s direction will be posted on this webpage.