Your Business Pays for Rain, Here’s How to Pay Less

Every property owner in Mississauga pays for the rain that falls on their property. This fee, known as a stormwater charge, appears on your Region of Peel water bill.
Not sure how much you pay? Use the stormwater charge estimator to find out.
The City of Mississauga, in partnership with Greening Corporate Grounds (GCG), has now made it even easier for Mississauga businesses to receive a rebate on their stormwater charge.

Why we Pay for Rain

The rain that runs off your property ends up in the City’s stormwater system–a network of pipes, ditches and catch basins that drains into Lake Ontario. Mississauga has more than 2,100 kilometres of storm sewer pipes. And while this may seem like a lot, urban development, more intense rainfall and frequent freeze/thaw events are putting increasing pressure on an aging system. The stormwater charge provides the City with a sustainable source of funding to maintain the stormwater system and reduce the risk of localized flooding

How to Pay Less for Rain

Recent updates to the City of Mississauga’s stormwater credit program have made it even easier for businesses to reduce their stormwater charge.

Through the City’s partnership with GCG, businesses can save up to 20 per cent on their stormwater charge by working with GCG to identify property-specific actions that support rainwater management. These actions include delivering educational programs for employees, planting native plant gardens, or implementing salt management and/or pollution prevention plans.
Purpose-driven businesses that want to do even more can save up to 40 per cent by redirecting rainwater to stormwater ponds, installing oil and grit separators, creating natural areas designed to capture rainwater runoff, and/or by reducing the amount of hard surfaces on their properties, such as by turning under-used walkways into gardens.
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry, our experts can show you how!
Already have a Sustainable Landscaping Action Plan or implemented a project on your property? Apply for the stormwater credit.

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