Understanding your Water, Sewer, Trash Bill
Water and Sewer Rates FY24
Tiered Billing Rate
|6,000-10,000 gallons - $3.26 per each 1,000 gallons||6,000-10,000 gallons - $2.47 per each 1,000 gallons|
|10,000-20,000 gallons - $7.34 per each 1,000 gallons||10,000-20,000 gallons - $5.56 per each 1,000 gallons|
|20,000-100,000 gallons - $11.41 per each 1,000 gallons||20,000-100,000 gallons - $8.65 per each 1,000 gallons|
Usage up to 6,000 gallons for water and/or sewer will be charged the base rate of $47.60. Anything over 6,001 gallons will be charged according to the tiered rate schedule above.
There is a $5.00 maintenance fee for your water meter as well as a $15.00 Bay Restoration Fee under the sewer portion of your fill.
Refuse billing - each residential bill that receives trash service has a base fee of $31.00. The tipping fee varies quarter to quarter based on the weight of the trash taken to the landfill the prior quarter.
For example, an Emmitsburg resident, who receives trash service, uses 26,000 gallons of water and sewer. The bill would look like this:
Refuse - base $31.00
tipping $12.85 (again this is based on the prior quarter's weight at landfill)
Water - base $47.60 (which covers up to 6,000 gallons) plus $13.04 (4k gallons at $3.26/gallon) plus $73.40 (10k gallons at $7.34/gallon) plus $68.46 (6k at $11.41/gallon) total of $202.50. Maintenance fee $5.00 for your water meter.
Sewer - base $116.39 (which covers up to 6,000 gallons) plus $9.88(4k gallons at $2.47/gallon) plus $55.60 (10k gallons at $5.56/gallon) plus $51.90 (6k at $8.65/gallon) total of $233.77. Bay restoration fee of $15.00.
The final bill would be $456.27. If you have questions regarding your bill, please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300.