Falls Church Water Tax Equality for Residents (FC-WaTER)
Local storm water taxes and fees are unfairly targeting newly-built homeowners that already paid thousands-of-dollars to include a best management practices run-off collection system for their new homes. New homes are required by local ordinance to include a BMP stormwater system. These systems are specifically designed to off-set runoff from the houses that have a larger footprint than previous houses on the property. In addition to this requirement a newly enacted City tax/fee for storm water run-off management has been imposed. This means some residents are paying twice for the same preventative service.