FY 2023-2025 Water/Sewer/Stormwater Rates

 Water/Sewer/Stormwater Rates for Fiscal Years 2023-2025

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved June 15, 2022, the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) and Department of Finance’s request for a 3-year rate adjustment for monthly water, sewer and stormwater charges. BOE approved a 3.0% increase for Water, 3.5% increase for Sewer, and 3.0% for Stormwater service. The rate adjustments represent a 67% reduction from previous water rate increases.

Fund FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2025
Water 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Wastewater 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
Stormwater 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%

 Monthly Rates

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.

FIXED CHARGE COMPONENTS
  FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2025
Effective: July 1, 2022 July 1, 2023 July 1, 2024
Account Management Fee (per bill) $4.46 $4.59 $4.73
  Water Sewer Water Sewer Water Sewer
Infrastructure Charge per month per month per month per month per month per month
Meter Size    
5/8" $13.48 $11.28 $13.89 $11.68 $14.31 $12.09
3/4" $24.24 $20.28 $24.97 $20.99 $25.72 $21.73
1" $53.85 $45.06 $55.47 $46.64 $57.14 $48.28
1-1/2" $94.22 $78.83 $97.05 $81.59 $99.97 $84.45
2" $215.36 $180.17 $221.83 $186.48 $228.49 $193.01
3" $376.84 $315.28 $388.15 $326.32 $399.80 $337.75
4" $861.34 $720.58 $887.19 $745.81 $913.81 $771.92
6" $1,547.70 $1,294.79 $1,594.14 $1,340.11 $1,641.97 $1,387.02
8" $2,422.47 $2,026.61 $2,495.15 $2,097.55 $2,570.01 $2,170.97
10" $3,431.84 $2,871.01 $3,534.80 $2,971.50 $3,640.85 $3,075.51
12" $6,123.46 $5,122.78 $6,307.17 $5,302.08 $6,496.39 $5,847.66
VARIABLE RATE COMPONENTS
  per Ccf per Ccf per Ccf per Ccf per Ccf per Ccf
Volumetric Rate (all units) $3.74 $9.81 $3.85 $10.15 $3.97 $10.51
STORMWATER CHARGE
     
Stormwater Charge (per ERU) $6.70 $6.95 $7.20
Tier 1 Residential $4.45 $4.60 $4.80
Tier 2 Residential:ERU $6.70 $6.95 $7.20
Tier 3 Residential $13.40 $13.90 $14.40

Bill Impact

 

CUSTOMER BILL IMPACTS
Monthly Charges for 5/8" meter and CcF
  FY 2022 FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2025
  Current Proposed Proposed Proposed
Account Management Fee $4.33 $4.46 $4.59 $4.73
Water Infrastructure Charge $13.08 $13.48 $13.89 $14.31
Water Volume Charge $21.78 $22.44 $23.10 $23.82
Sewer Infrastructure Change $10.89 $11.28 $11.68 $12.09
Sewer Volume Charges $56.88 $58.86 $60.90 $63.06
Stormwater Charge $6.50 $6.70 $6.95 $7.20
Bay Restoration Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Total Bill $118.46 $122.22 $126.11 $130.21
HISTORIC RATE INCREASES
Date Water Wasrewater Stormwater
June-98 8.00% 8.00%  
May-00 19.00% 15.00%  
Apr-02 16.00% 10.00%  
Apr-03 9.00% 9.00%  
Apr-04 9.00% 9.00%  
Apr-05 9.00% 9.00%  
Apr-06 9.00% 9.00%  
Apr-07 9.00% 9.00%  
May-08 4.00% 4.00%  
June-09 9.00% 9.00%  
Jul-10 9.00% 9.00%  
Jul-11 9.00% 9.00%  
Jul-12 9.00% 9.00%  
Jul-13 15.00% 15.00%  
Jul-14 11.00% 11.00%  
Jul-15 11.00% 11.00% 0.00%
Oct-16 9.90% 9.90% 0.00%
Jul-17 9.90% 9.90% 0.00%
Jul-18 9.90% 9.90% 0.00%
Jul-19 9.90% 9.00% 9.00%
Oct-20 9.90% 9.00% 9.00%
Jul-21 9.90% 9.00% 9.00%
Jul-22 3.00% 3.50% 3.00%
Jul-23 3.00% 3.50% 3.00%
Jul-24 3.00% 3.50% 3.00%