Stormwater service credits for business

Guelph’s water and stormwater rebate programs are suspended in response to COVID-19. You can submit an application, and we will process it when all City programs and services are restored. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Save up to 50% off your stormwater service fees

Industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential properties of six units or more may qualify for a credit on their stormwater bill.

Reducing runoff prevent floods, protects Guelph’s water supply and wildlife habitat, and reduces costs for property owners and the City of Guelph.

Apply for a stormwater fee credit

Stormwater Fees or Charges Credit Application Guidance Manual

This guidance manual includes an overview of the Stormwater Credit Program framework, which describes property eligibility and eligible stormwater measures, the application process, the terms and conditions of the program, site inspection requirements and penalties for any violation of the terms and conditions.

Stormwater Credit Application Form

Stormwater credits are available in four categories, which align with the overarching objectives of the City’s stormwater management program, as outlined in the table below.

Stormwater credit categories

Credit category Description and basis for charge reduction Maximum credit
Peak flow reduction Facilities that control the peak flow of stormwater discharged from the property, based on the outlet rate in comparison to natural hydrologic conditions. 15 per cent
Runoff volume reduction Facilities that control the amount of stormwater retained on the property, based on retention volume resulting from increased infiltration, evapotranspiration, or reuse. 40 per cent
Water quality treatment Facilities that control the quality of stormwater discharged from the property, based on treatment type, pollutant load reduction, or MOECC level of protection. 15 per cent
Operations and activities Non-structural measures including education programs and pollution prevention / risk management practices. 15 per cent

Maximum credit available (capped) 50 per cent

For more information

Stormwater Services
519-837-5604 extension 3486
[email protected]