Beginning July 1, 2016 there will be changes to your WSSC water and sewer bill. The final phase-in of the Infrastructure Investment Fee (IIF) is complete*; some customers receive a CAP credit if they qualify. The average customer will experience an overall increase of $3.28 per month. The breakdown:
This program provides a partial credit for low income residential customers. Eligibility is based upon participation in the Office of Home Energy Program. CAP provides relief for the Ready-To-Serve Charge and is shown as one credit.
These billing changes did not change the existing water usage rate structure. Customers can still reduce their bills through conservation. The fee increases were designed to separate water usage rates from system-wide common costs. The water usage rate is now a more accurate reflection of the water the customer uses.
* After Fiscal Year 2017, the new Infrastructure Investment Fee is locked in until FY2020