The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) operates from three budgets.
- The Operating Budget funds the operation and maintenance expenses for the day to-day collection, conveyance and treatment of wastewater. It also provides income to the debt service fund. The primary revenue source for the Operating Budget is sewer service charges paid by our 37 customer communities. MMSD does not direct bill homes and businesses. Communities bill these fees and any additional fees as part of their utility charges.
- The Capital Projects Budget together with the Debt Service Budget funds construction of new and replacement facilities. The primary revenue sources for the Capital Projects Budget are Clean Water Fund loans and interceptor and treatment plant connection charges.
- The Debt Service Budget funds the debt obligations from our Clean Water Fund loans. The primary source of revenue for this budget is sewer service charge income collected in the Operating Budget and transferred to the Debt Service Fund.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Wisconsin for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2015. In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.