Sewer Rates

Sewer Service Rate Increase


Effective January 1, 2017, Pierce County will implement new rates per Ordinance 2016-73 adopted November 22, 2016. Rate Increase Fact Sheet.

Pierce County Sewer Rates

Customer Type
2016 Monthly Rate
2017 Monthly Rate
Residential       


Single Family Unit
$45.64
 $ 47.14
Multi Family Unit
$39.88
 $ 41.19
Commercial Class 1       


Basic Service Charge
$13.66
$14.11
Volume Service Charge
$3.80
$3.92
Commercial Class 2       


Basic Service Charge
$13.66
$14.11
Volume Service Charge
$5.08
$5.24
Commercial Class 3       


Basic Service Charge
$13.66
$14.11
Volume Service Charge
$6.41
$6.62
Commercial Class 4       


Basic Service Charge
$13.66
$14.11
Volume Service Charge
$7.69
$7.94
Commercial Class 5       


Basic Service Charge
$13.66
$14.11
Volume Service Charge
$2.51
$2.59
BOD Surcharge
$ 0.44/lb
$ 0.45/lb
SS Surcharge
$ 0.50/lb
$ 0.51/lb
*Additional taxes and fees are not included in the rates above.

Cascadia Sewer Rates (includes the Tehaleh development)

Customer Type
Monthly Rate   
Residential       

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

Basic Service Charge $7.40
Volume Service Charge $ 5.69
Commercial Class 3  
Basic Service Charge $ 7.40
Volume Service Charge $ 5.69
Commercial Class 4  
Basic Service Charge $ 7.40
Volume Service Charge $ 5.69
*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).

An * indicates average rate as published by the individual jurisdiction plus King County (Brightwater) if required.

2017 Single-Family Residential Rate Comparison

 Sewer Service Provider
Monthly Rate
 Seattle
 $ 99.82*
 Kitsap County
 $ 70.02
 Auburn
 $ 81.56*
 Everett
 $ 65.70
 Puyallup
 $ 61.35
 Lott Alliance Member
(Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater)
 $ 55.65
Tehaleh
 (Pierce County/Cascadia WWTP)
$ 55.00
Bonney Lake
$ 67.88
Tacoma $ 68.48
Bremerton $ 68.48
Sumner $ 57.03
Federal Way (Lakehaven) $ 47.47
Pierce County $ 47.14
Vancouver $ 39.32
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