WSSC Rate Study Suggests Cost Shifts
WSSC recently released a Cost of Service Study that evaluates the costs of serving different types of customers and the revenues paid by those customers.
The report found that:
- Residential customers were significantly underpaying for water and sewer service;
- Multifamily residential customers were underpaying for water service while slightly overpaying for sewer service; and
- Non-residential customers were significantly overpaying for both water and sewer service.
AOBA members should continue to closely monitor this issue as WSSC works toward the adoption of a new rate system effective July 1, 2018. There will be a firestorm of controversy over the next year as WSSC and the Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils attempt to mitigate cost increases for small-volume customers.