Stormwater Utility Board Meeting Dates

The Stormwater Utility Board meets at the Leo-Cedarville Town Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

The Leo-Cedarville Town Hall is located at 13909 Pony Express Run, Leo, Indiana


2019 Stormwater Utility Board Members

R. Paul Steffens, John Abel, Larry Clark


Stormwater Utility Meeting Minutes

The Stormwater Utility meeting minutes are available for public review here.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

QUARTERLY STORMWATER BILLING & NEW WASTE REMOVAL PROVIDER

Recently the Town Council of Leo-Cedarville awarded a new service contract to Republic Services for residential waste removal within the Town limits.  Please be aware of the following changes:

  • Residential Waste Collection will NO LONGER be billed by the Town of Leo-Cedarville effective July 1, 2019. Republic Services, your new service provider, will be sending quarterly bills directly to residents.  The residential waste collection rate will be $33.09 per quarter beginning July 1, 2019.  Additional information from Republic Services, such as bin delivery and the new pick-up schedule, will be mailed to residents with their new Stormwater Utility billing booklet.
  • The Town of Leo-Cedarville will bill for STORMWATER ONLY, billed quarterly beginning July 1, 2019. The residential rate of $18.90 (current monthly rate of $6.30 x 3) will be due quarterly.  Stormwater Utility billing booklets for the second and third quarter of 2019 will be mailed to residents the second week of June.
  • You will receive a new Stormwater Utility billing booklet at the end of the year for the calendar year 2020.
  • AUTO BILL PAY USERS: Please change your auto bill pay amount to the quarterly rate starting July 1, 2019. Payment is due on the 1st of each quarter.

NOTICE:  Payments received by the Leo-Cedarville Stormwater Utility after July 1, 2019 will be applied to your Stormwater bill entirely unless your waste removal account balance prior to July 1, 2019 is past due.

The billing office can be reached at 627-6402 with any questions.

Click here for additional information from Republic Services

Billing Clerk Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fee Payment:

A blue booklet will be sent with monthly billing slips once a year.  Customers may choose to pay monthly or as many months as they would like at any given time.

Online Payment

You can pay your Stormwater/Garbage bill with a Credit or Debit Card.  A convenience fee of 3% applies (minimum fee $1.00).

Please Note:  This is for Stormwater/Garbage ONLY.  Sewer bills must be paid to the Leo-Cedarville Regional Sewer District.

Fees can also be paid by one of the following methods:

Certified Check
Cashiers Check
Money Order
Personal Check

All checks are made payable to the Leo-Cedarville Stormwater Utility.

Leo – Cedarville Storm Water Utility
P.O. Box 509
Leo , Indiana 46765
260-627-6402

Billing Questions

Phone:  (260) 627-6402
Email:  stormwater@leocedarville.com

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What is a Storm Water Utility?

A special assessment district set up to generate a stable source of funding for storm water management within the town usually through user fees.

The Leo-Cedarville Storm Water Utility Management consists of a 3 (voting) Member Management Board, Secretary, Treasurer, and Part-Time Clerk.  The board is also supported by the following positions/departments: Clerk-Treasurer, Town Manager, Engineering, Accounting, and Legal.

The Storm Water Board meets at the Town Hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

Storm Water Board Members:  John P. Abel, Gary Queckboerner and Larry Clark

Who is required to pay?

All properties within the Leo-Cedarville town limits that have impervious surface such as concrete, asphalt, stone, building rooftops, etc., are charged a storm water fee. This includes residential properties and non residential customers. For example: commercial, industrial and institutional properties, churches, schools, businesses and government buildings.

Why am I paying a storm water fee to Leo-Cedarville StormWater Utility when I have no storm sewers and water stands on my lawn, street, etc.?

You don’t have to have storm sewers in order to contribute to the Stormwater Utility that Leo-Cedarville is required to manage. Even if water stands on your property for a while, it drains into the town’s stormwater system until it disappears. Water from your property may drain on top of other nearby properties, then into storm sewers and ditches.

The drainage from my neighborhood goes into a pond/ a dry pond-retention area/ or storm sewers.

Why do I have to pay a storm water bill to the utility?

In order for the water to drain off your property and get to the pond, it probably goes through street inlets, storm sewer pipes and/or ditches. Those inlets and pipes are maintained by the Leo-Cedarville Storm Water Utility.

Why worry about Storm Water?

The EPA now considers storm water pollution to be one of the most significant sources of contamination of our nation’s waters. Stormwater from developed areas erodes stream banks and smothers stream beds with sediment. Accumulated chemical and bacteria flush off the land and into streams. Poor storm water management can destroy stream life, pollute drinking water, increase flooding and damage property.

How will revenues be used?

All revenue from the fee will be used to support the storm water program which includes maintenance of the drainage system, such as pipes, ditches, and culverts; protecting our streams and rivers from erosion and pollution; and complying with state and federal regulatory mandates.

Why do I have to pay when I do not have any drainage problems?

Everyone in the Town will benefit from the Stormwater Management Program. If storm water runs off your property, the town must have a program and funding to manage the increased in runoff and pollutants.

What is impervious surface?

Impervious surface is any hard ground cover, such as asphalt, concrete, and rooftops that prevent or retard the entry of water into the soil and increases run off.

Run off expected from four types of Land Use:

Land Uses Runoff from a four inch rainfall (inches)
Run off Volume from 1 inch on 1 acre (gallons)
Forest 0.5 inches 13,600
Grass (meadow, lawns, parks) 0.8 inches 21,700
Residential (1 acre lots) 1.2 inches 32,600
Corn or soybeans 1.7 inches 46,200
Residential (1/4 acre lots) 1.7 inches 46,200
Industrial 2.7 inches 73,350
Commercial 3.7 inches 100,520
(source: Purdue University)

Did you know?

Approximately 70% of all drains lead directly to open waterways, without treatment.
46% of all impaired rivers and lakes in the U.S. are polluted due to uncontrolled storm water runoff.
A one-quart oil spill causes a two-acre oil slick.