What if I can't afford to pay my bill?

While there aren’t any hardship programs specific to stormwater bills, we encourage anyone having trouble paying their bills to reach out to the Chesapeake Treasurer’s office to discuss options. 

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1. Why was the rate increased in the first place?
2. What happened that caused the December 2022 bill to be incorrect?
3. Why can't you start the rate increase January 1, 2023 and forget about what wasn't collected?
4. What if I already paid my June 2023 bill?
5. What if I can't afford to pay my bill?
6. What if I didn't own my property for the entire billing period of July 1 - Dec. 31, 2022?
7. Will this increase also affect my water bill?
8. What time frame does this bill cover?