ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)–With some in the state legislature moving to repeal the so-called “rain tax,” those in favor of keeping it promise a fight.
Alex DeMetrick reports right now, 10 counties and the city of Baltimore are under orders to raise fees to clean stormwater runoff.
It’s not really a tax on rain. it’s a fee to reduce the pollutants that wash off hard surfaces during a rain and flow as stormwater runoff into waterways that feed the bay.
“When you have just one inch of rain on a hard surface, 27,000 gallons of polluted runoff flood our local streams,” said Will Baker, Chesapeake Bay Foundation.