Albany commissioners have voted to tack a storm water fee onto the bills of Albany Water, Gas and Light customers.
The federal government has sent out a mandate that officials must address the issue of storm water maintenance.
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard says the fee will help pay for projects that could alleviate flooding within the area.
She says although no one wants another fee, homeowners and who live in flood prone areas will reap the benefits.
This fee is just a way for everyone to help with the costs.
Local colleges and businesses will also pay the fee.
Officials don't know exactly how much the fee will bring in for the city but it will probably cost WGL users a few dollars in each bill.
Now that commissioners have approved the storm water fee, consultants will work on how to implement the change.
They will bring more information forward at a later date.
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