Business Hours:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Tuesday through Thursday

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.

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
leocedarville@gmail.com

Billing Questions

Phone:  (260)627-6402

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 third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

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

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.