Report: Pikesville Condo Owners Reach Deal With Baltimore County Over Inequitable Wastewater Bills
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Owners of condos at the Annen Woods development have reached a settlement with Baltimore County over wastewater billing that will reduce charges for a handful of owners, the Baltimore Banner Reports.
Despite the settlement, condo owners say the county continues to overcharge them for a service that county officials have acknowledged is built on a flawed billing system.
The outdated billing system does not charge condominium residents for how much water they consume. It charges them based on the number and size of water-using fixtures that deliver service.
According to a previously undisclosed 2021 consultant report obtained by the Banner, this practice is out of step with more than a half-dozen other comparable utilities.
About half of the Annen Woods condo owners appealed their sewer charges on their annual tax bills. These residents will see their utility fees decrease by between $195 and $290 next year and in subsequent years, according to the condominium association.
Controversially, the settlement doesn’t reduce wastewater fees for Annen Woods’ other residents, nor tens of thousands of additional county condominium owners.
Read more on the Baltimore Banner's website.