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Posted on: August 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2023 MSD Rate Commission Hearings

The last day to share your feedback with MSD’s Rate Commission is quickly approaching. The last of the Rate Commission’s 14 Public Hearings to gather customer feedback on MSD’s proposed rate increases will be held over the next week.



2023 MSD Rate Commission


Those Public Hearing dates are:


Remaining Public Hearings Dates/Locations:


Additionally, if you would like to attend a Public Hearing near your residence but lack transportation, a van service is available. Please call 314.335.2028 to request this service. Note that a 24-hour notice is required due to potentially limited spots based on demand.



MSD Rate Commission Public Hearings


Why join a Public Hearing? Public Hearings are opportunities for MSD customers to learn about proposed rate increases firsthand, ask questions of MSD staff, and provide feedback. For those who can't be there in person, we're bringing the meeting to you via Facebook Live. We urge all MSD customers to participate and “Let Your Voice Be Heard!”


Additionally, if you would like to attend a Public Hearing near your home but lack transportation, van service is available. Please call 314.335.2028 to request this service. Note: A 48-hour notice is required due to potentially limited spots based on demand.


In addition to attending a public hearing, the public is also encouraged to share their feedback via email, phone, mail, and social media. We have received valuable input from the general public regarding the proposed MSD rate increases. 


Please help us spread the word by sharing the information below with your constituents, neighbors, colleagues, congregations, and community.




It’s the last chance to “Let Your Voice Be Heard!” in MSD’s rate-setting process! The last day to share feedback to MSD’s Rate Commission is Monday, August 7th.

Learn more at


Additionally, find details for the final two MSD Rate Commission public hearing dates listed on Eventbrite at 



What is the MSD Rate Commission?


Representing the voice of the people in MSD’s rate-setting process, the Rate Commission was established in 2000 following a decisive 70% approval vote from the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Designed to be independent from MSD staff, the Rate Commission directly employs the necessary legal, engineering, rate setting, public engagement, and other professional resources it needs to fulfill its voter-approved mandate.


The Rate Commission is composed of 15 diverse member organizations, reflecting our wide-ranging MSD customers and community.  According to MSD’s voter-approved Charter, our process may take up to 165 days from the date MSD staff submits a rate proposal. During this time, we conduct multiple Technical Meetings where our legal, engineering, rate setting, and other experts call upon MSD staff and put their proposal under the microscope. 


In March, MSD staff submitted a rate proposal to the MSD Rate Commission suggesting increases in wastewater rates and additional funding for stormwater services. While we review the technicalities of the proposal, we are equally focused on gathering public feedback through the Public Hearings. For a detailed view of the Rate Commission and the proposed rate increases, please visit




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2023 MSD Rate Commission Delegates



Leonard Toenjes, Chair 

Associated General Contractors

Matt Muren, Vice-Chair 

St. Louis Realtors

Bill Clarke, Secretary 

The Engineers Club of St. Louis

Paul Ziegler 

Education Plus

Patrick Moynihan 

Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Brad Goss 

Home Builders Assc’n Of St. Louis (HBA)

Stephen Mahfood 

Missouri Coalition For The Environment (MCE)

Jack Stein 

Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers (MIEC)

Lisa Savoy 

Mound City Bar Association

Mark Perkins 

City Administrator for City of Creve Coeu

Ryan Barry 

St. Louis Council Of Construction Consumers (SLC3)

Lou Jearls 

City of Florissant

Mickey Croyle 

The League Of Women Voters

Lloyd Palans 

City of Ladue

Jim Faul 

North America’s Building Trade Union




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