Mt. Airy, MD

AU received a complaint regarding Mt. Airy’s long-standing policy of providing free water and sewer services to local churches. In a letter to the Town Council, AU explained that the arrangement favoring religious organizations was unconstitutional and urged officials to either extend this benefit to other non-profit organizations or terminate the benefit altogether. Mt. Airy’s Mayor responded via letter, informing AU that the Town had changed its policy to provide free services to all non-profits through this summer, after which the Town plans to phase out the benefit entirely.