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.