Rates & Fees

Utility Rates & Fees

City's Rates

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Water Charges

Drinking water charges are based on the size of your meter and amount of water you use. Water use is billed in units of 100 cubic feet (1ccf). 100 cubic feet of water equals 748 gallons.

Sewer Charges

Sewer charges for single family residences include a pass-through sewer treatment charge from King County Metro and city charges that are based on a winter average – the average monthly water used over three bi-monthly billing periods the previous winter. Multifamily customers have are charged a per unit rate with additional charges based on water use over the minimum amount. Sewer charges for businesses are based on a charge from King County Metro and a volume charge determined by water use.

Stormwater Charge

Stormwater (maintenance and upgrades of municipal stormwater system, flood prevention, care of streams and lakes) service charges for residential and undeveloped parcels are flat rate charges, while all non-residential developed properties are charged based on the area of the property and the percentage of impervious surface (roofs, driveways, parking surfaces, etc.) based on the number of Equivalent Service Units (ESUs) on the property (1 ESU equals 2,000 square feet of impervious surface).

Other Fees

Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Fee $40

Delinquent Accounts

Utility accounts are billed on a bi-monthly basis. If the bill is not paid within 30 days of the due date, a 10% penalty will be applied to the outstanding balance. Other fees associated with delinquent accounts:

  • Delinquent Posting/Mailing (Shut-Off) Notice $20
  • Water Turn-Off Fee $40
  • During Working Hours Water Turn-On Fee $40

Please note, the City no longer offers after hours turn-on services, unless it is during a National Weather Service heat-related alert.