Utilities

Town of Mount Airy Resident Utility Information

Information is provided on the following utilities:

Water and Sewer
Electricity and Gas
Television and Internet
Trash, Yard Waste and Recycling

Water and Sewer

Billing – Rates and Information

Water and sewer charges are based on the amount of water consumed per 1,000 gallons.

Water Rate Structure

(1) A flat service fee of $21.00 will be charged to each consumer connected to the system.
(2) On the first 6,000 gallons consumed, the rate charge will be $2.00 for each 1,000 gals.

(3) On the next 6,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 12,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $4.57 for each 1,000 gallons.
(4) On the next 8,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 20,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $5.09 for each 1,000 gallons.
(5) On the next 20,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 40,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $6.16 for each 1,000 gallons.
(6) On the next 20,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 60,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $7.24 for each 1,000 gallons.
(7) For all gallonage in excess of 60,000 consumed, up to 80,000, the rate charge shall be $8.32 for each 1,000 gallons.
(8) For all gallonage in excess of 80,000 consumed, the rate charge shall be $9.38 for each 1,000 gallons.

Sewer Rate Structure

(1) A flat service fee of $21.00 will be charged to each customer connected to the system.
(2) For each additional 1,000 gallons of water consumed thereafter, the rate charged
shall be $3.70.

Bay Restoration Fund (Senate Bill 320)

Senate Bill 320 (Bay Restoration Fund) was signed into law on May 26, 2004. The Chesapeake Bay has experienced a decline in water quality due to over enrichment of nutrients (mainly phosphorus and nitrogen). Effluent from wastewater treatment plants is one of the top three major contributors of nutrients entering the Bay (urban and agricultural runoffs are the other two). The purpose of the bill is to create a dedicated fund, financed by wastewater treatment plant users, to upgrade Maryland’s wastewater treatment plants with enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) technology so they are capable of achieving wastewater effluent quality of 3 mg/l total nitrogen and 0.3 mg/l total phosphorus.

Wastewater Treatment Plants Fund- State Mandated

As of July 1, 2012, a $5.00 monthly fee is collected from each home served by a wastewater treatment plant. Commercial and industrial users are charged at the rate of $5.00 per month per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU). Fees from wastewater treatment plant users generate an estimated $100 million per year for the entire State of Maryland.

System Benefit Charge

The system benefit charge (SBC) was implemented in order to adequately address the Town’s projected capital improvement needs and is applied to all water consumed on a quarterly basis:
(1) A flat rate of $15 will be charged for all water consumed up to 40,000 gallons.
(2) On each additional 23,000 gallons consumed per quarter above 40,000 gallons, an additional $15 will be charged.


Electricity and Gas

BGE – 1-800-685-0123
Potomac Edison – 1-800-255-3443

Television and Internet

Comcast Cable – 1-800-266-2278
DirecTV – 1-888-777-2454
HughesNet – 1-866-649-3926
Verizon FiOS – 1-888-656-4454


Trash, Yard Waste and Recycling

Click here for a list of the updated Yard Waste Collection Dates for 2013 – 2016

Weekly Trash Collection

Trash is collected every Tuesday for Carroll County premises and every Friday for Frederick County premises. Trash should be put out in clear or translucent plastic bags by 6:30 am on the day of pick-up. There is a 120 gallon weekly trash limit per premises. Trash service is performed by Unity Disposal & Recycling, LLC. at (301) 829-1424.

Do not put recycling, yard waste, bulk items, tires, or hazardous materials in with trash. Your hauler may reject trash placed out for pick up which contains any of these items.

Yard Waste

Unity Disposal & Recycling, LLC., (301) 829-1424, is under contract to collect yard waste for the residents of the Town of Mount Airy.

Yard Waste:

  • will be collected from the curb on the dates listed on the calendar
  • must be placed at the curb by 6:00 am on the day of collection
  • should not be placed out prior to the yard clean up dates
  • must be in biodegradable paper bags (no plastic bags)

Accepted Yard Waste:

  • Christmas trees (special pickup dates will be posted on the calendar)
  • Yard trimmings
  • Grass clippings
  • Hedge and garden clippings
  • Tree prunings
  • Leaves
  • Brush and branches cut in three foot lengths and no more than three inches in diameter tied in bundles

Non-Acceptable Yard Waste:

  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Root balls
  • Dirt
  • Sod
  • Rocks
  • Branches larger than three feet long or greater than three inches in diameter or not tied in bundles.
  • Any other items such as trash cans or other containers will not be accepted for collection.

Recycling

The telephone number for Frederick County Recycle is (301) 600-2960.

Frederick County recyclables are collected every other Wednesday and Carroll County recyclables are collected every Wednesday.

Learn what you can and can’t recycle in Mount Airy.
Learn how to prepare your cardboard and paper for recycling.

Used engine oil and antifreeze can be recycled at the town maintenance yard on 215 Prospect Road, by arrangement with the Maryland Environmental Service. There are labeled metal tanks out front on the street into which residents can pour oil and antifreeze. Residents are responsible for the proper disposal of empty containers elsewhere.