What is a Stormwater Utility Credit?
A Stormwater Utility credit is a discount that is applied to your Stormwater Utility bill, which is given in recognition of your effort toward protecting downstream water bodies and reducing your impact to the County's drainage system in accordance with the Rockdale County Stormwater Utility Credit Manual. Credits are generally given to a single-family residential Stormwater Utility customer who has satisfied one or more of the following criteria:
- Customer has installed and maintains a qualifying Residential Environmental Technology (RET)
- Customer owns a Low Impact Parcel (LIP)
- Customer participated in a qualifying Stormwater Utility Watershed Stewardship (WS), or volunteer event
How do I apply for a credit?
To apply for a credit, you must submit a completed credit application form and a right-of-entry form to the Stormwater Utility. To be considered complete, all applications must include all required customer contact information, property information, the “type” of credit selected, and a brief description of the proposed credit. The Stormwater Utility also recommends that you provide any supporting calculations, plans, sketches, photos, and other documentation which may assist Stormwater Utility personnel in reviewing the credit application. All credits will be verified by Stormwater Utility personnel to ensure compliance with the Stormwater Utility Credit Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the Credit Manual?
A customer can receive a hard copy of the manual via email, mail or at the office. You may also download or print a version of the manual online by selecting the link below:
RCSWU Credit Manual
When does my credit expire?
Residential Environmental Technology, Low Impact Parcel, and non-single family residential (NSFR) credits automatically expire within three years after being applied to your bill. Watershed Stewardship credits expire within one year after being applied to your bill. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that a new completed application, with all documentation, is submitted prior to the credit expiration date.