Baltimore City public works officials are proposing a 9 percent increase for water and sewer rates charged to customers of the city’s water system.
If approved by the Board of Estimates, the annual water and sewer bill for a family of four would go up approximately $81. The rate increase would affect not only city residents, but also people living in metropolitan-area counties surrounding Baltimore.
Those counties receive water from city reservoirs but generally set their own rates. Officials said the increase is needed to meet federal and state regulatory requirements and infrastructure replacement costs. A public hearing on the proposed increase is set for June 9.