WSSC Revising Rates, Counties Provided Opportunity To Comment

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is recommending a new rate structure, which is intended to make water bills more predictable and “less discriminatory for larger households,” according to The Washington Post:

With no discussion, the board for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) forwarded to officials in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties three staff recommendations for a new pricing system. County officials are expected to provide feedback this spring before the board approves a new system in June.

Each proposal results in higher water bills for smaller households and lower bills for larger households. The revised structure comes after the Maryland Public Service Commission ordered WSSC last March to revise its rate structure because the 25-year-old existing structure was “unduly discriminatory” and “unreasonable” because it could result in larger households paying more per gallon.

The new rate structure would take effect July 2019.