New stormwater fees to impact industrial and commercial properties in Berkeley County

October 1, 2018, 10:14 am EST | Share:

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WTAT-TV) – There is a change coming to tax bills in Berkeley County today.

The new Stormwater fee will specifically impact industrial and commercial properties. Officials say the goal of the new fee is to cut back on flooding throughout Berkeley County by helping maintain and improve drainage in the area. It is also expected to to reduce pollutants that are flowing into the stormwater system.

In terms of residencies, the fee will apply to townhouses and duplexes. It will not affect single residential properties. Berkeley County will remain having the lowest stormwater fees across the Low Country.