2022 Rates Are:
Every 5 years, ALCOSAN releases their rates to their 83 municipal customers. Since MSSMA is 100% funded by rate payer and grant funds, we must balance a budget to incorporate the increases. Our Authority does not rely on Borough tax dollars to operate.
In a typical year, the sewage costs for treatment increase. Each year the sewage increase to Munhall from ALCOSAN is around 7% per bill and per water usage.
In 2023, MSSMA will again pay a 7% increase on the cost per bill, and on consumption. Each year MSSMA, works on creating a budget to determine if an increase is needed to pass on to the residents. The amount that the Authority is required to budget for Sewage Treatment in 2023 is $3,183,935.61 just for treatment costs to ALCOSAN. This treatment cost does not any operational or maintenance costs that MSSMA pays for maintenance and repairs of the sewer system.
MSSMA has not had to increase rates within the Borough in 3 years, despite the charges to the Authority increasing over those same 3 years.
For 2023, MSSMA with its Engineering Consultant (HATCH) reviewed the current sewer rates, and rates for the next 5 years. It was determined that a 5% increase will be required. A notice will be included in the next month’s sewage bill.