Public Water Service


Water/sewer bills will be issued April 1st with a due date of April 30th. Any bill not paid by 3:00 PM on the 30th will be assessed a 10% late penalty and will be due by May 16th by 3:00 PM. Water shut-off is to be scheduled after May 17th. If water service is interrupted for non-payment, there will be an additional fee of $50 to reconnect water service.

As of July 1, 2015, water and sewer rates are $7.63 per 1,000 gallons and the sewer rate will be at $14.99 per 1,000 gallons. The rate increase is based on the adopted resolution passed in 2011 to fund low interest rate loans secured to pay for needed public water and sewer improvement projects. Questions regarding the increase can be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 410-751-1100.

Please keep in mind, paying monthly on your water/sewer bill account continues to be an option for your household budget. Please be sure your account number is referenced at time of payment. All payments collected prior to the quarterly billing will be reflected on your account with the net balance due. Any over payments will remain on your account as a credit toward your next quarterly bill. If you want an annual average, please call City Finance office at 410-751-1100.

The City of Taneytown would like to take this opportunity to clarify the policy on estimated water bills. We obtain quarterly water readings remotely via a radio read. We do not need to enter your home for this reading. If we are unable to obtain the radio read an estimated usage bill is calculated and mailed with the following note: METER CHECK DUE NOW - CALL ASAP. This is typically caused by a battery failure or a battery that is about to fail and requires us to enter your home. If your bill has this note, please contact the City office at 410-751-1100, immediately, so that we can schedule a time to physically check the meter, obtain an actual read and/or complete needed repair, so we can obtain future radio reads. This process should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes. All you need to do is allow us a clear passage to your water meter in your home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.