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Rockville Utilities

Rockville’s four utility funds are enterprise funds. They function like a private business, with costs fully recovered through user charges. The utility funds are the water fund, the sewer fund, the refuse fund, and the stormwater management fund.

Revenue from the funds pays for repairs and replacement of aging water and sewer pipes and other infrastructure vital to providing these services, and for required payments to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission related to a regional wastewater treatment plant. The city does not control the amount paid for regional wastewater treatment.

The city’s rate structure is based on property classification, namely single family, multifamily and nonresidential, to distribute, as equitably as possible, the cost of providing water and sewer service. The budget includes a new rate schedule for FY25-FY27 water and sewer rates.

For a table showing water and sewer usage charges for each classification, see the proposed budget at

The budget includes a proposed $32 annual increase in the refuse and recycling rate, to $535 per household. The stormwater management rate would increase by $6, to $152 for the year.

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