WSSC Warns Some Customers May Receive Higher than Normal Bills
WSSC says some of its customers are going to receive higher than normal water bills because the blizzard made it difficult to read some outside meters because they were covered in snow.
As a result many customers will receive estimated bills.
According to a WSSC news release, the billing period will be ten days longer than usual and may result in approximately 100,000 of the utility’s residential customers receiving higher than normal bills for this time of year.
An estimated bill is based on each customer’s average daily consumption during the same time last year. Customers are expected to pay the estimated charges. During the next billing cycle, when WSSC can take an actual meter reading, the account will be reconciled with the customer being charged only for the water actually used during the extended billing cycle.
For more information, visit the utility’s website at wsscwater.com/wintermetering or call 301.206.4001.