Connection Charges

The following table shows the average fees associated with connecting one household to sewers. For Pierce County this includes the WWTP Capacity Charge and the Basin Area Charge
(Click here to view Pierce County Connection Charges by basin area).

For other Sewer Service Providers this includes their equivalent fees. The listed fees do not include latecomer agreement costs, other permit costs, engineering, and construction costs that may be associated with the cost of connecting to sewers.

2019 Connection Charge Comparison

 Sewer Service Provider
 Cost per RE
 Renton
$15,510*
 Gig Harbor
$9,640 - $14,460
 Seattle 
$12,195*
 Vancouver $12,690
 Bonney Lake $11,606
 Auburn $11,114*
 Kent $11,114*
 Kitsap County
$4,796 - $9,315
 Olympia, Lacey and Tunwater (LOTT) $9,314
 Sumner $8,205
 Everett $4,892 - $7,172
 Yelm $6,394
 Pierce County $5,607**
 Puyallup $4,880
 Kelso $4,600
 Federal Way (Lakehaven) $3,789
 Tacoma $3,250
* King County Capacity/Connection Charge is approximately $11,600 amortized over 15-years at $64.50/month
** Average over 19 basin areas per Residential Equivalent (excludes Cascadia and Etloh)
One Residential Equivalent (RE) is equal to 220 gallons per day
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Mailing Address:
9850 64th St. W
University Place, WA
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