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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Wastewater Fee Cap Removed by BOMA

Ord 2021-005

Ordinance 2021-005 was passed unanimously by the Board of Mayor and Alderman at the March 9th, 2021 BOMA meeting.  The Ordinance removes the $55.00 cap on residential wastewater bills (effective March 10th, 2021) and also changes how the user rates are calculated for both residential and non-residential properties and establishes a new base rate of $29.00 per user (effective July 1, 2022).  This comes after nearly a year of discussion and evaluation by BOMA, the Utility Board and MTAS Consultants. (See the MTAS presentation and discussion about the changes at the Feb. 9th, 2021 BOMA Work Session.)

Ordinance 2021-005 (PDF)

March 9th, 2021 BOMA Meeting Video

Excerpt from Ordinance 2021-005:

".... Residential and Nonresidential User Rates: Residential and Nonresidential wastewater user rates shall be set as follows:

A base rate is set at the amount of $29. 00 per user.

A uniform cost per 1, 000 gallons of sewer used is set at a rate of $8.10 per 1,000 gallons.

The rates shall be effective starting July I , 2022. 

Additionally, there shall be a bi-annual review starting on or about January I, 2023, for the purpose of consideration of the need for a rate increase based on the evaluation of the operational expense and associated cost of the regional treatment facility."

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