The Anne Arundel County Council voted last evening to reduce water and sewer rates by 2.25%. The water rate per 1,000 gallons of water will drop from $2.76 to $2.70 and the wastewater rate will drop from $4.85 to $4.74.
As reported by The Annapolis Capital,
The bill was introduced by Council Chairman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, who said he believed the county’s growing utility fund should be redistributed back to the taxpayers. County code suggests a minimum utility fund balance equal to at least two months of expenditures. The legislation passed 6-1, with Councilman John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie, registering the “no” vote.
The utility fund is currently sitting at about a six-month surplus.