At the end of the newscast they mention the potential for a utility rate increase. For reference, Columbia's current monthly stormwater utility charges:
$0.65 per unit multi-family bldgs (4+ units)
or single family residence with main floor area less than 750 sf
$0.85 per unit mult-family bldgs (less 4 units)
or single family residence with main floor area 750 sf to 1,250 sf
$1.15 per unit single family residence with main floor area 1,251 sf to 2,000 sf
$1.35 per unit single family residence with main floor area more than 2,000 sf
All non-residential uses of developed land:
$4.00 or $0.04 per 100 sf of impervious area, whichever is greater
For residential customers, a 100% increase in the monthly charge over the course of a year would equal the cost of 2 to 5 gallons of gasoline (or an increase of $7 to $16 per year).
The Columbia City Council recently defeated an ordinance to bring a rate increase to the voters on August 2.