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The Commissioners of Poolesville will hold a Public Hearing on May 6, 2019, 7:30 PM for the purpose of receiving public comment on Resolution 001-19, which proposes a 6% increase to the current water and sewer rates.
The Water and Wastewater Fund continues to face challenges to be self-sufficient due to low water and sewer rates. It is always the goal to have the Fund pay for its own operations. Many of the expenses, such as electric, chemicals, sludge hauling, and mandated State water quality tests are fixed or controlled by others. The Town has made adjustments to increase efficiencies as much as possible, but a large deficit remains. A recent rate comparison study indicated that the Town’s rates were significantly lower than surrounding providers, and an increase was in order. This budget proposes a 6% increase. Consumer impacts of course depends on usage.
Below is an average per quarter increase from each water/sewer rate tier: