May 22, 2024

MetCom to Hold Hearing on Raising Water, Sewer Rates

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water meterIn accordance with Chapter 113-27D of the Public Laws of St. Mary’s County, notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on May 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at MetCom Administrative Offices, 23121 Camden Way, California, Maryland. The Hearing will be held to discuss the Fiscal Year 2013 Capital Improvement Budget, the Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget and proposed rate changes relating to each budget, to become effective July 1, 2012.


Sewer Service Rates                                                             Current                             Proposed

Metered Rate  (16,200 gallons/quarter)                     $ 26.08                                    $ 28.62

Non-Metered Rate                                                      $ 30.57                                    $ 33.55

Sewer Usage Rate (Over 16,200 per quarter)             $   4.83                                    $   5.30

 

Water Service Rates

Metered Rate  (18,000 gallons/quarter)                     $ 16.98                                   $ 18.30

Non-Metered Rate                                                      $ 27.49                                    $ 29.42

Water Usage Rate (Over 18,000 per quarter)             $   2.83                                    $   3.05

 

Septage Hauler Rates

Septic Tank Waste                                                      $   65.61                                  $ 65.61

Portable Toilet Waste                                                  $   82.69                                  $ 82.69

Grease Trap Waste                                                      $ 230.94                                  $230.94

 

System Improvement Charges – Charged per EDU per Month

Sewer – Residential                                                   $     9.73                                  $ 10.80

Sewer – Commercial                                                   $   11.67                                  $ 12.96

Water – Residential                                                    $     5.43                                  $    5.91

Water – Commercial                                                   $     6.51                                  $    7.0


Capital Contribution Charge (One Time Charge at Time of Connection)

Sewer – Residential                                                    $1,744.78                                $3,712.81

Sewer – Commercial                                                   $2,093.74                                $4,455.37

Water – Residential                                                    $1,329.49                                $2,459.33

Water – Commercial                                                   $1,595.00                                $2,951.20

 

All interested persons are invited to attend the Hearing and to present their comments and questions.  The record for this hearing will close at 4:30 p.m. on May 17, 2012, and all written comments must be received on or before that date.

Source: St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Comments
2 Responses to “MetCom to Hold Hearing on Raising Water, Sewer Rates”
  1. Ed Hammond says:

    The rates are actually going down for most residents and some small businesses. This is a more fair distribution of costs among large business customers who have skated for years without paying their fair share. Those users, developers and corporations are posting, and spouting bad information and even outright lies to discredit Metcom when in reality, they are the reason for the changes. So sad that they wish to be subsidized by working folks. This Metcom bashing needs to stop. Most of what they do is mandated by the state and driven by the county. They don’t make policy or laws, but they are required to enforce them.

  2. Ron says:

    Instead of the rates, they should focus more on how to provide information about the proper Septic Tank Treatment to people.

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