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 parcel
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
2015 Surface Water Management Fee Expenditures Included...
Spring/Fall Contract Street Sweeping - $70,000
Healy and Heath Concrete Culvert Replacement - $10,000
Rural CMP Culvert replacements - $5,000
200’ of culvert replacement through Castlewood Golf Course - $7,500
Lining 200’ of pipe from Hilo to Forest Lake - $18,000
Ditching project between 202nd and Goodview – $17,000
Granada Drainage correction - $2,000
20+ catch basin repairs - $5,000
Bay Drive catch basin and curb replacement - $2,500
Purchase of culvert cleaning nozzle for Jet Truck - $5,000
Funds 25% of a FTE which allows for catch basin cleaning, sweeping, flared end cleaning, culvert cleaning, drainage corrections, ditching, etc. - $25,000
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.