UPM Pharmaceuticals has advised the City of Bristol of their intent to begin a construction project which will require the closing of the 500 block of 5th Street.
Come out to the 2014 Full Moon Jam Concert and Tribute Series at the Downtown Center located at 810 State Street to hear some of the best of Motown, soul, modern rock, and funk music in Bristol. Entice will take the stage at 7PM on Thursday, July 24th. Read on...
Summer vacation is coming to a close and everyone is thinking football! Are you ready for some football? Read on...
This summer’s key word for the August 2, 2014 RobCon Comic Convention is “more”. More guests, more artists, and more events. It will be the biggest comic con ever in the Tri-Cities. Rob-Con goes into its 29th year of celebrating the world Read on...
Storm Water Utility Billing
The City of Bristol has always provided stormwater utility services to residents and businesses located within the City Limits. Prior to July 1, 2014, this service was primarily funded through property tax revenue. Read on...
Stormwater Utility Billing
Frequently Asked Questions
- How did this new utility service come into existence?
The City of Bristol has always provided stormwater utility services to
residents and businesses located within the City limits. Prior to July 1, 2014,
this service was primarily funded through property tax revenue. In order to
keep the 2014 property tax rate from increasing, the expenses associated
with maintaining the stormwater system throughout the City will now be
funded through a fee-based structure assessed on your monthly utility bill.
- What is stormwater runoff, and how does it affect me?
on a piece of property. Examples of impervious materials are any type of housing, driveways,
parking lots, streets, hard packed dirt, and/or any other type of material that prevents rainwater
from being absorbed directly into
soil. Due to the nature of the surface, rainwater instead is diverted into the stormwater system
of ditches, culverts, catch basins, and storm sewers.
One issue that could affect citizens and businesses is a potential for localized flooding due to
the increased urbanization that has occurred in recent years. This increased urbanization has led
to additional impervious structures that can increase the rate of rainwater runoff to a point where
localized flooding is possible.
In addition, this rainwater can carry many pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides, grass
clippings, pet wastes, and other materials that must be treated before being reentered into the
general water supply. It is crucial that the City acts proactively to prevent as much
contaminated water from entering the stormwater system as possible.
The fees collected will be used to fund improvements to existing stormwater system infrastructure,
build new stormwater system infrastructure, and provide for street cleaning services to aid in
prevention of localized flooding and improvement of water quality for City citizens and businesses.