City of Kitchener

Stormwater Credits

Submit your application online through Tax and Utility e-Billing


Download a PDF application for residential stormwater credits


Click here for the non-residential application in PDF

Stormwater credits

In March 2012, council approved the stormwater credit policy. These incentives are provided to property owners who use best management practices (BMPs) to reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff entering the municipal stormwater system. Encouraging the use of stormwater BMPs supports the city's stormwater management policies and water quality initiatives.

Property owners are now able to apply for stormwater credits of up to 45 per cent of the stormwater portion of their utility bill. If approved, credits will be applied to the stormwater portion of your regular utility bill within 60 days from your application date.

There are two different credit applications - residential and non-residential.

Stormwater applications now available online 

To submit an online application, login or register for Tax and Utility e-Billing. Click the Accounts tile and select stormwater from the list of services. Click Stormwater Credits , then click Apply Now at the bottom of the screen. Click Start and fill in the application. 

For more information about e-Billing, visit the Tax and Utility e-Billing webpage

Residential application

Use the residential application if you own the following types of property:

  • single detaches homes
  • semi-detached homes
  • town homes
  • condominiums
  • duplex, triplex, four-plex and five-plex homes

 Review the residential stormwater webpage for more information. 

Non-residential application

Use the non-residential application if you own the following types of property:

  • industrial
  • commercial
  • retail
  • institutional
  • multi-residential buildings with more than five dwelling units.