Why implement the fees during the difficulties of the COVID pandemic?

The challenges with COVID-19 have forced a reprioritization of tasks and projects to align with the reduction in anticipated revenue.   With no relief on MS4 permit requirements and no extension given for implementation of Chesapeake Bay pollution reductions, the program implementation continues to move forward to avoid unnecessary penalties and violations.  In 2020, a COVID Credit of 50% was applied and was applicable to billings for July through December of 2020 only.