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Stormwater fee is a boon for Prince George's
Stormwater fee is a boon for Prince George's

Some people want us to think a stormwater fee is a lemon. They sourly call it a "rain tax." Prince George's County thinks otherwise. It is making lemonade to prove it. Prince George's officials knew the county's stormwater system was badly in need of fixing, but they also knew how expensive the work could be. That's why most jurisdictions throughout the state have neglected the work for years. The county also recognized that a dedicated source of funding such as the stormwater fee could actually leverage considerable private funding. County leaders created a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership with a company called Corvais Solutions. The contract was...