The Water & Sewer Department is responsible for all distribution and collection of water and wastewater. This includes checking three wells daily and performing tests on the drinking water to ensure it is safe to drink. On the wastewater side, four pump stations are checked daily to ensure proper operation.
The Water & Sewer Department also operates and maintains miles of underground piping. At the Waste Water Treatment Plant, we maintain nineteen acres of storage lagoons and dispose of effluent, either by spray irrigation (April- December) or by stream discharge (January – March). Many tests are done on the effluent to ensure there is no negative impact on the environment.
Water meters are read according to the following schedule:
Third week of March
Third week of June
Third week of September
Third week of December
Water, sewer, and garbage fees are billed quarterly on the first day of the quarter. Payment is due within 30 days of the date billed. Unpaid accounts will be assessed a late fee of 10% of the balance on the 31st day.
Click here to view the current water and wastewater usage rates for the Town of Ridgely.
Disconnect Information & Fees
Any accounts remaining unpaid by the 42nd day will be disconnected without notice and will be charged a $50 disconnect fee. DISCONNECTED PROPERTIES WILL BE RECONNECTED THE SAME DAY IF PAYMENT IS RECEIVED PRIOR TO 4:30 PM; PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER 4:30 PM WILL BE RECONNECTED THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY
We do not mail late notices. Payment will be accepted at the Town Office until 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the disconnect date (42nd day). Please make sure we have your current mailing address; failure to receive a bill does not waive penalties.
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