The surface water management fee was adopted by the City of Forest Lake in 2009 in response to the increased expenses stemming from the surface water management program, which was implemented as a result of the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Water Quality Act of 1987
All tax parcels in the City of Forest Lake are assessed the fee
Currently, the fee is $40.00 per REF
What is the Fee Used For...
The surface water Management fee is used to pay for:
Water Division Projects
Surface Water Mapping Projects
Other activities related to surface water management
2016 Surface Water Management Fee Expenditures Included...
Contract Street Sweeping - $70,000
Participation in Clear Lake Water Quality Project - $50,000
Purchase of storm line cleaning nozzle for Jetter Truck - $4,800
Lined 200 feet of storm pipe from Hilo Lane to the Lake - $18,500
202nd & Goodview Ditch Cleaning Project - $16,900
Replaced 18 failed culverts around City of Forest Lake - $15,000 + labor
Drainage correction on Granada Ave -$1,000
Replace and reroute culvert on Log Lane - $5,000
Televising of storm sewer prior to 2018 road project - $3,500
How does Forest Lake's Surface Water Management Fee Compare with other City's?
*Chart below if from 2013-2014, fees may have been adjusted since this chart was originally published.
Have additional questions regarding the surface water management fee? Give us a call at 651-464-3550.