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Orlando leaders approve stormwater rate hike

ORLANDO – Orlando homeowners will have to pay more for their stormwater utility fees over the next few years.

Despite hearing objections from several people, the city commission approved the hike Monday in a vote of 5 to 1.

Costly repairs, old pipes and population growth are some reasons Orlando Public Works proposed the hike.

The rate hasn't changed since 2008.

By 2028, the owner of a typical single-family home will pay more than double their current fee.

The fee is capped a2,500 square feet which means a property larger than that will pay the same price.