Tampa Stormwater Fee May Rise



Tampa City Council is debating whether to effectively double the stormwater fee charged to residents annually.

On the table is a $46 a year increase for the average resident.

Public works officials say with that much more money, they could clean out drainage ditches, pipes, and ponds much more often.

They could even begin repairing pumps and pipes.

The issue came up after last month’s severe flooding that left streets and homes underwater.