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
2018 Surface Water Management Fee Expenditures Included...
Assessments of 100+ ponds - $100,000
Rehabilitation of failing infrastructure in 2018 road project - $150,000
Contract Street Sweeping - $80,000
Enhanced Street Sweeping Project - $25,000 grant match
Stormwater Reuse Project - $25,000 grant match
Televising of storm sewer pipe and structures - $7500
Replacement of 9 failed rural culverts - $15,000
Timberwolf Townhome pond cleaning - $5,000
Replacement of North Shore Trail Culvert - $10,000
How does Forest Lake's Surface Water Management Fee Compare with other City's?
*Chart below if from 2018, 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.