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The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is an organization made up of two separate utilities: one for wastewater management and a considerably smaller one for stormwater management. Together, these utilities help to protect our water quality, guard against health and safety risks, and support our region's economic vitality.

Our rates are comparable with other communities of our size and circumstance. Of every $1 our customers pay in Fiscal Year 2020:

  • 32 cents covers the day-to-day operation and maintenance of MSD's seven wastewater treatment plants and 9,400 miles of sewers
  • 51 cents goes toward capital improvement projects
  • 17 cents goes to repay the debt we have incurred since FY 2004 to help finance MSD Project Clear


Revenues and Expenditures

The MSD's charter requires that we adopt a balanced budget each year. By law, our expenses cannot exceed our revenues. We are also legally prohibited from funding stormwater projects with wastewater project dollars, and vice versa.

FY2020 Budgeted Revenue

Wastewater User Charges $437.1 million
Revenue Bonds $139.4 million
Taxes $34.7 million
Investment and Other Income $10.4 million
Use of Fund Balances $63.1 million
TOTAL REVENUE $684.7 million

FY2020 Budgeted Expenditures

MSD's FY2020 Budget contains three parts:

Operating Budget $215.9 million
Capital Improvement & Replacement Program $350.1 million
Debt Service $118.7 million
TOTAL EXPENSES $684.7 million


Fiscal Year 2020

FY20 Adopted Budget

FY20 Preliminary Budget

FY20 Budget - Finance Committee Presentation

FY20 Budget - Finance Committee Engineering Handout

FY20 Budget - Public Hearing Presentation

FY20 Budget - Public Hearing Engineering Handout


Prior Fiscal Years

FY2019 Adopted Budget

 FY2018 Adopted Budget

FY2017 Adopted Budget

FY2016 Adopted Budget

FY2015 Adopted Budget