Federal Government Balks at Paying D.C. Sewer Levy, Could Shift Burden

July 7, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — A new storm water management fee is costing commercial property holders in the District, but the city’s largest property owner and the instigator of the levy — the federal government — has suggested it is exempt.

In May, the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority began billing city property owners based on the amount of impervious surfaces they own to raise $2.6 billion needed to build a series of underground storage tunnels that will prevent sewage from being dumped into the Potomac River, Anacostia River and Rock Creek.

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