New storm water rates will take place for residential and non-residential property owners in Lubbock, Texas, beginning January 1, 2015.

The Lubbock City Council passed the new rates – based on a property’s impervious surface area – at their October 23, 2014, meeting.

Residential property owners will be grouped into four tiers with the lowest paying $8.80 per month and the highest paying $25.58 per month.

According to the city, approximately half of all Lubbock residences will see their Stormwater Utility Fee lowered.

Non-residential property owners will pay $25.58 monthly per 5,700 square feet of impervious area with a cap of 150,000 square feet.

Under the previous system, both residential and non-residential properties were charged on the basis of number of water meters on the property.

According to the city, the Stormwater Utility Fee has been in place since 1993 and is currently funding $52 million in projects around Lubbock.

For more information about the new rates, call 775-2393 or visit Lubbock’s Storm Water Management Office's website.