Sewer Rates

Sewer Service Rate Increase


Effective January 1, 2019, Pierce County will implement new rates per Ordinance 2018-74 adopted November 13, 2018.
 Rate Increase Fact Sheet.

Pierce County Sewer Rates

Customer Type
2018 Monthly Rate
2019 Monthly Rate
Residential       

 
Single Family Unit
 $48.44
$50.04
Multi Family Unit
 $42.32
$43.72
Commercial Class 1       

 
Basic Service Charge
$14.50 
$14.98
Volume Service Charge
$4.03 
$4.17
Commercial Class 2       

 
Basic Service Charge
$14.50 
$14.98
Volume Service Charge
$5.38 
$5.56
Commercial Class 3       

 
Basic Service Charge
$14.50 
$14.98
Volume Service Charge
$6.80 
$7.03
Commercial Class 4       

 
Basic Service Charge
$14.50 
$14.98
Volume Service Charge
$8.16 
$8.43
Commercial Class 5       

 
Basic Service Charge
$14.50 
$14.98
Volume Service Charge
$2.66
$2.75
BOD Surcharge
$ 0.46/lb
$0.48/lb
SS Surcharge
$ 0.52/lb
$0.54/lb
*Additional taxes and fees are not included in the rates above.

Cascadia Sewer Rates (includes the Tehaleh development)

Customer Type
2018 Monthly Rate   
2019 Monthly Rate
Residential       

 
Single Family Unit
$55.00
$56.82
Multi Family Unit
$48.44    
$50.04
Commercial Class 1       
   
Basic Service Charge
$7.40    
$7.64
Volume Service Charge
$ 5.69
$5.88
Commercial Class 2

 
Basic Service Charge $7.40
$7.64
Volume Service Charge $ 5.69
$5.88
Commercial Class 3    
Basic Service Charge $ 7.40
$7.64
Volume Service Charge $5.69 $5.88
Commercial Class 4    
Basic Service Charge $7.40 $7.64
Volume Service Charge $5.69
$5.88
*Additional taxes and fees are not included in the rates above.

How do Pierce County's rates compare to other western Washington sewer service providers?



Pierce County's monthly sewer rate continues to be one of the lowest in western Washington.
See the rate comparison table (monthly rates include base rates + an average water usage of 8 ccf per month).

2018 Single-Family Residential Rate Comparison

 Sewer Service Provider
Residential Rate
Connection Charge
(new service)
City of Seattle
(Includes King County Charge)
$102.10
($57.88 + $44.22)
$9,507*
City of Gig Harbor $75.14
$9,640 - $14,460
 City of Renton
(Includes King County Charge)
$72.98
($28.76 + $44.22)
$12,266*
Kitsap County $72.12 $4,796 - $9,315
 City of Auburn
 (Includes King County Charge)
$69.11
($24.89 + $44.22)
$9,144*
City of Kent
(Includes King County Charge)
$68.16
($23.94 + $44.22)
$9,114*
City of Yelm $64.56 $6,394
City of Puyallup $63.50 $4,880
City of Bonney Lake $62.89 / $95.46 GP $10,505
City of Kelso $59.55 $4,600
Lott Alliance Member
(Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater)
$58.31
$9,015
City of Tacoma $57.72 $3,250
Tehaleh
(Pierce County/Cascadia WWTP)
$55.00
$0.00
City of Sumner $52.33 $8,205
Pierce County $48.44 $5,414**
City of Everett $47.09 $4,892 - $7,172
City of Vancouver $41.44 $12,690
City of Federal Way (Lakehaven) $35.08 $3,789

* King County Capacity Charge Amortized over 15-years
** Average over 19 sub-basins

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