Water Billing Rates and Fees

Starting July 1, 2019, Baltimore City will charge water/sewer fees listed in the chart below. These charges reflect a series of 9 percent increases to the current water, wastewater and stormwater charges, and fund the enhanced customer assistance program, Baltimore H20 Assists. The 9 percent increases are effective July 1, 2019, July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021. 

The water and wastewater rate increases apply to two components, fixed charges and volumetric charges. The monthly water charge is set by meter size and is assessed until a property is formally abandoned. Water consumption is charged in CCF (100 Cubic Feet). One CCF equals 748 Gallons.

The stormwater charge is based on the amount of impervious area on a property. Impervious areas do not allow water to pass through, and mainly include pavements such as sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots.

New Water and Sewer Rates for Baltimore City Customers

FIXED CHARGE COMPONENTS
 

FY 2020

Effective: July 1, 2019

FY 2021

Effective: July 1, 2020

FY 2022

Effective: July 1, 2021

Account Management Fee

(per bill)

$3.59

$3.94

$4.33

Infrastructure Charge

Water

per month

Sewer

per month

Water

per month

Sewer

per month

Water

per month

Sewer

per month

Meter Size            
5/8" $10.82 $9.16 $11.90 $9.99 $13.08 $10.89
3/4" $19.48 $16.48 $21.41 $17.97 $23.53 $19.59
1" $43.28 $36.63 $47.57 $39.93 $52.28 $43.53
1-1/2" $75.73 $64.10 $83.23 $69.87 $91.47 $76.16
2" $173.10 $146.50 $190.24 $159.69 $209.08 $174.07
3" $302.91 $256.37 $332.90 $279.45 $365.86 $304.61
4" $692.36 $585.98 $760.91 $638.72 $836.25 $696.21
6" $1,224.09 $1,052.93 $1,367.26 $1,147.70 $1,502.62 $1,251.00
8" $1,947.26 $1,648.06 $2,140.04 $1,796.39 $2,351.91 $1,958.07
10" $2,758.62 $2,334.75 $3,031.73 $2,544.88 $3,331.88 $2,773.92
12" $4,922.24 $4,165.92 $5,409.55 $4,540.86 $5,945.10 $4,949.54
 
VARIABLE RATE COMPONENT
 

FY 2020

Effective: July 1, 2019

FY 2021

Effective: July 1, 2020

FY 2022

Effective: July 1, 2021

 

Water

per CCF

Sewer

per CCF

Water

per CCF

Sewer

per CCF

Water

per CCF

Sewer

per CCF

Volumetric Rate (all units) $3.01 $7.98 $3.30 $8.70 $3.63 $9.48
 
VARIABLE RATE COMPONENT
 

FY 2020

Effective: July 1, 2019

FY 2021

Effective: July 1, 2020

FY 2022

Effective: July 1, 2021

 

Stormwater

per month

Stormwater

per month

Stormwater

per month

Stormwater Charge (per ERU) $5.45 $5.95 $6.50

Fee Types 

  Abandonment  1 1/2" and 2" $716
  Abandonment 1" and below $415
  Access to Asset $106
  Delinquent Turn-Off $104
  Fire Flow Test $820
  Fire Hydrant Permit $191
  Fire Protection Fee $168
  Meter Testing - Above 2" $109
  Meter Testing - 2" and Below $109
  Reduce 1" Meter to 3/4" Meter $262
  Reduce 1" Meter to 5/8" Meter $262
  Reduce 2" Meter to 1 1/2" Meter $1,245
  Reduce 3/4" Meter to 5/8" Meter $191
  Tampering Fee (1st Offense) $106
  Tampering Fee (Another 1st Offense) $530
  Turn -Off- Large Meter - Above 2" $165
  Turn - Off Request By Owner (small meter) $104
  Turn - On - Large Meter - Above 2" $165
  Turn - On - Request by owner (small meter) $104