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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


June 21, 2023


Ria Convery, (617) 788-1105,

MWRA Sets FY2024 Water and Sewer Rates

Today, the MWRA Board of Director’s voted to approve a 2.4% combined water and sewer assessment increase for is member communities, which includes a 1.6% increase for sewer assessments and a 3.9% increase for water assessments (PDF). This results in an average increase of $16 per household.

In February 2023, MWRA submitted a proposed increase of 3.4% to the MWRA Advisory Board for its review and comment. The Advisory Board challenged the agency to cap the increase to 2.4% February 2023 Board meeting and included a 3.4% combined assessment increase.

MWRA’s long-term goal has been to provide sustainable and predictable assessments to its member communities. In the past few years, the Advisory Board challenged MWRA to limit the assessment increases at a level less than 4%. MWRA has continuously been successful in achieving this goal by utilizing a multi-year rates management strategy, which includes controlled spending, the use of historical variable rate assumptions, and the practice of targeted debt defeasance.

Related Links:
Final FY24 Water and Sewer Assessments - MWRA Staff Summary
MWRA Community Assessments (Rates)


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Originally Posted June 21, 2023