Stormwater Assessment

In order to improve stormwater management in unincorporated Alachua County, the Board of County Commissioners has adopted a stormwater assessment.  A stormwater assessment is a user fee for stormwater services.  The assessment may help alleviate flooding and reduce water pollution associated with stormwater runoff.   The assessment rate for 2019 is $30 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU).

Stormwater runoff is the water that flows off of roofs, parking lots, driveways, and other hard surfaces during rainstorms.  While some stormwater is absorbed into the ground, during heavy rains the runoff flows into low areas, ditches, drainage pipes, culverts, sinkholes, and into creeks, lakes, wetlands, and our drinking water aquifer.  Stormwater runoff is not treated; it picks up pollutants and causes contamination, erosion, and flooding.

The stormwater assessment provides a dedicated funding source to allow the County to better measure and manage the County’s stormwater system, improve the condition of stormwater infrastructure, provide pollution prevention education, monitor water quality, eliminate illegal connections and discharges, and enforce stormwater codes more proactively.


  • July 10, 2018 Initial Rate Resolution
  • Proposed Water Quality Project List
  • Proposed Water Quality Project Locations
  • Proposed Water Quality Project Descriptions
  • August 16, 2018 Stormwater Quality Budget Presentation
  • Stormwater Assessment Frequently Asked Questions
  • 2016 Alachua County Stormwater Funding Strategies Report
  • 2010 Alachua County Stormwater Master Plan- Needs Assessment, Program Recommendations, and Cost Analysis
  • 2009 Alachua County Stormwater Taskforce Presentation
  • 2006 Alachua County Stormwater Ordinance

Calendar of Events

  • September 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Public Hearing in room 209 at the County Administration Building at 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville

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Click HERE to see a demonstration on how stormwater pollution contaminates our drinking water and environment.