SWU Rate Increase
The Stormwater Utility Rate increased on January 1, 2020 from $3.00 to $4.00 per billing unit per month. Every property owner in the City of Peoria receives a bill 4 times per year that is calculated based on the amount of impervious surface on each…
The Silver Lining to Record Rainfall
On the last weekend of September, record rainfall besieged Peoria. Over a three-day period, the National Weather Service estimated that over four inches fell on the city. Unofficial reports in some areas of the city were as much as seven inches on Friday, September 27….
A Community Conversation Around Credits
Dozens of residents gathered at Illinois Central College’s Peoria Campus in mid-April for a great discussion about the City’s new stormwater utility.
“Growing” Stormwater Solutions (and Local Residents’ Skills)
Peoria has a special farm where bioswales, a stormwater forest and other green infrastructure absorbs excess stormwater and helps prevent sewer overflows.
New “Green” Graduates Get to Work
PeoriaCorps graduated its first class of members who are trained and ready to maintain green infrastructure throughout our city.