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 2022, 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 in 2022 is $3,073,206.47, just for treatment costs. 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 2 years, despite the charges to the Authority increasing over those same 2 years.
For 2022, MSSMA will again NOT be passing on its 7% increase from ALCOSAN to the residents of the Borough of Munhall.