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How often does Anne Arundel County have a water bill?
Your bill is determined by the amount of water that has flowed through your meter since the last meter reading if you have public water and wastewater service. The meters are read on a quarterly basis. The wastewater charge is also determined by the volume of water provided to your property via the water meter. If you only have public wastewater service, your bill will be a set amount based on a quarterly average usage of 14,000 gallons.
Rate of Consumption:
The following fees may appear on your bill:
Fee for Environmental Protection:
To recoup costs related with construction, expansion, or upgrading to facilities servicing existing connected customers, the Environmental Protection Fee is added to all consumption charges for water and wastewater service (excluding accounts in the Mayo Service Area).
Late Payment Penalties:
All water and wastewater service rates that are not paid within 30 days of the billing date are subject to a 10% penalty charge.
The Account Maintenance Fee is used to defray the costs of meter reading and billing.
The Bay Restoration Fund Fee is collected by the County from water and wastewater customers, as well as improved properties with on-site septic systems and wells. The charge is paid to the Maryland State Government. The funding will be utilized by the state to support programs aimed at improving the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality. Call the Maryland Department of the Environment at (410) 537-3119 for more information about the Bay Restoration Program, or visit the State’s website at www.mde.state.md.us/.
The charge is $15.00 per quarter for a residential property with an individual usage account.
A quarterly capital recoupment penalty of $3.46 per 1,000 gallons in excess of the 30,000 gallons usage is imposed on residential customers whose water usage exceeds 30,000 gallons in any quarterly billing period.
In Anne Arundel County, where do you pay your water bill?
Citizens and businesses can pay their utility bills online using a credit card or an e-check, according to the Bureau of Utility Operations and the Office of Finance.
In Maryland, how often do you get your water bill?
Residential and commercial users are billed quarterly (every three months) by WSSC Water.
The cost of water and sewer is calculated per 1,000 gallons of usage. If rates change, the old and new rate charges will appear on the bill in July at the start of each fiscal year.
The Bay Restoration Fund Fee is computed by multiplying the number of days in the billing period by the number of days in the billing period. The levy, formerly known as the “flush” tax, raises funds to upgrade water resource recovery facilities across the state. The charge must be collected on behalf of the state of Maryland, according to state law. Customers who can show that paying the monthly fee causes them financial hardship are eligible for a Bay Restoration Fee Financial Hardship Exemption from WSSC Water. Visit the Bay Restoration Fund page for further information, including an online exemption application, or contact 301-206-4001 to have a form mailed to you.
This charge is made up of two parts:
- The Account Maintenance Fee, which pays the costs of providing water and sewer service to each home and business, as well as meters, meter readers, and billing; and
- The Infrastructure Investment Fee, which helps pay for system infrastructure repair and rehabilitation.
*Note: The Customer Assistance Program gives a credit of up to $28 each quarterly bill (up to $112 per year) for WSSC Water’s Ready-To-Serve-Charges. Customers that are enrolled in Maryland’s Office of Home Energy Programs are eligible for this program, which is available to renters who are the responsible billing party. Visit the CAP page for further information. Call OHEP at 800-332-6347 or go to the Office of Home Energy Programs’ website to enroll.
The ADC (Average Daily Usage) is an average of your water consumption throughout the specified time period. The ADC per-person use is 55 gallons, or 165 gallons for a family of three, which is a fair benchmark to follow when analyzing your personal water usage. It’s crucial to pay attention to the ADC on your bill because it could indicate a water leak. Learn more about how to conserve water.
The amount of water utilized in a certain time period is shown by meter readings. If your bill says the reading is a “estimate,” call WSSC Water’s Call Center at 301-206-4001 to have an actual meter reading taken. Only when your meter cannot be read due to severe weather, a malfunctioning remote reader, or an inaccessible meter will you receive estimated billing. According to state law, WSSC Water must get an actual meter reading at least once every six months. Unnoticed plumbing leaks may go undiscovered when charges are estimated, resulting in lost water and a greater charge after a reading is taken.
In Maryland, how can I pay my water bill?
You can pay in cash at any of the following locations:
WSSC Water’s Cashier window is located at:
PayNearMe services are available at 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy, and Family Dollar stores. You’ll need a PayNearMe barcode, which may be emailed or texted to your smartphone; call WSSC Water Customer Service at 301-206-4001 to receive one. (There is a $1.49 convenience fee.)
After hours, you can deposit a check or money order in our Dropbox. Our Dropbox account can be found at:
What is the procedure for paying my Anne Arundel County front foot fee?
Please make checks or money orders payable to Anne Arundel County when paying by cheque or money order. For your convenience, yellow drop boxes are accessible at each of the County cashier locations. You can quickly and easily deposit your payment in the drop box. Payments can be made by check or money order.
Is it possible to lower my water bill?
Reducing the amount of water you and your housemates use is one of the simplest methods to save money on your water bills. Whenever possible, try to utilize your water sensibly, limiting your water usage. Persuade your roommates to do the same so you can all spend less money on expenses and more on activities you enjoy.
If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some water-saving strategies (that don’t entail skipping showers):
Install water-saving gadgets
Shower heads, tap inserts, toilet flushers, and water recyclers are just a few of the gadgets that might help you save money on your water costs. Save Water Save Money, a water efficiency company, provides several of these gadgets to houses for free.
Installing water-saving devices can be a quick and easy solution to reduce your water usage and save money. Before making any alterations to your student apartment, speak with your landlord one again.
Adopt water-saving habits
Even small modifications in your lifestyle can help you conserve a lot of water. A 10-minute shower with a low-flow shower head, for example, uses just 25 gallons of water, compared to a 50-gallon bath. As a result, and this may be easier said than done, you should encourage your housemates to take brief showers rather than extended baths (sorry). Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and only running the washing machine when there’s a full load are two other simple ways to save water. If you have a water leak, attempt to get it fixed as soon as possible. You’ll probably have to harass your landlord about it, but it’ll be well worth it in the long run.
Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances
When you reside in a student house, you are not responsible for replacing obsolete appliances. We understand that some landlords are hesitant to make changes when there isn’t a pressing need, but they may be prepared to improve if you can demonstrate the benefits. Upgrades to household equipment like your washing machine and dishwasher, for example, can save a lot of water and help you save money on your water bill. A high-efficiency washer can save 6,000 gallons of water per year, and if your landlord pays for the water meter on your property, upgrading will save them money as well.
What is the Anne Arundel County front foot fee?
Each year, the $300 assessment fee is required by January 31st. A utility billing firm will send you a letter in the mail in late November or early December. Please read the bill payment options carefully.
What does CCF stand for in terms of water usage?
Water usage is measured in a variety of ways by different utilities. The gallon and the centum cubic foot (CCF) are the most prevalent units. One hundred cubic feet of water is represented by a CCF, commonly known as an HCF (hundred cubic feet). The first “C” is derived from the Latin word “centum,” which means “hundred.” Both water and natural gas utilities utilize this as the most frequent unit. The gallon, on the other hand, may be a unit you’re more familiar with. 748 gallons are equal to one CCF.
What does your phrasing imply? The average American home uses about 88 gallons of water per day. In a 30-day period, a household of four would need roughly 10,500 gallons. However, because of variances in weather patterns, utilization varies greatly across the country. Water use is higher in drier portions of the country that rely more on irrigation for outdoor watering than in wetter areas that may rely on more rainfall, for example.
Based on data from the Water Research Foundation’s “Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2. 2016,” and the US Geological Survey’s “Estimated Water Use in the United States.”
What is your usage trend?
Is your bill able to explain your family’s consumption pattern? Some utilities provide graphs like the ones below, which indicate how your water usage has changed during the year and in past years. This can be a useful tool for determining when your own water use peaks.
While conserving water is important all year, the timing of water use can have a significant impact on community water supplies and your water bill. When it’s hot outside, WaterSense has some suggestions to help you save water.
Water utilities plan for higher summertime usage since they must be able to supply all of a community’s water needs over a long period of time. During the peak, some systems may be obliged to limit outdoor watering to ensure that water is available for more pressing community requirements.
How does your use compare to that of your neighbor?
Some utilities provide data on how your household stacks up against your neighbors’. This can help you assess how your water usage compares to other users in your climate zone and can be a useful tool for determining your “WaterSense.” Some utilities provide bills that match your usage to that of a random group of your neighbors, while others, like the one shown below, employ a “tiered system” to distinguish consumers.
How are you being charged?
Customers must pay for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, which includes water storage tanks, treatment plants, and underground pipes that supply water to houses and businesses. The money is also used to pay the people who provide you with water service at all hours of the day and night. Customers are billed using a number of different rate systems, some of which are outlined here.
A flat fee is a rate structure in which all customers pay the same sum regardless of how much water they use. Flat fees are the most basic cost structure and are no longer widely used. They usually don’t generate enough cash to keep the utility running and aren’t very good at encouraging water conservation.
Uniform Rate is a year-round structure with a constant per-unit price for all metered units of water utilized. It varies from a flat price in that it necessitates the use of a meter. Some utilities charge various rates to distinct user categories, such as charging one fee to residential homes and another rate to industrial customers. Because the consumer bill varies with water usage, constant block rates provide some stability for utilities and encourage conservation.
Is it possible to check my water bill online?
Yes, you can check your water bill online at your water board’s official website. To check your water bill, you must first log onto their portal.