Stormwater Billing – The Impervious Area Connecting GIS and Finance
Track: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Authors: Shiju Mathew
Halifax Water was mandated by its regulator through a study, to separate the revenue and costs for providing wastewater and stormwater services using impervious area as a determinant for stormwater charges. The Finance and GIS divisions had to work together to provide the analysis for billing purposes. This presentation will discuss the processes that went into implementing this strategy, the lessons learned and how GIS played a critical role in the billing workflow.