(NEW LONDON, Conn.) -- A bill to allow New London to create a stormwater authority passed the state Senate on Wednesday.
According to The Day, the stormwater authority would be similar to utility authorities and would charge property owners based on how much of their property is considered impermeable. Even properties run by tax-exempt owners could be charged by the stormwater authority.
A recent survey determined that the city needed to nearly double its stormwater spending, a goal that the bill is designed to help. The revenue would be applied to the cost of managing stormwater.
The Day reports that the manner in which the authority would be created and the rate at which property owners would be charged has not yet been determined.
The bill must still pass in the state House.
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