Sewer Rates

Sewer Service Rate Increase


Effective January 1, 2018, Pierce County will implement new rates per Ordinance 2017-77 adopted November 07, 2017.
 Rate Increase Fact Sheet.

Pierce County Sewer Rates

Customer Type
2017 Monthly Rate
2018 Monthly Rate
Residential       


Single Family Unit
$47.14
 $ 48.44
Multi Family Unit
$41.19
 $ 42.32
Commercial Class 1       


Basic Service Charge
$14.11 
$14.50 
Volume Service Charge
$3.92 
$4.03 
Commercial Class 2       


Basic Service Charge
$14.11 
$14.50 
Volume Service Charge
$5.24 
$5.38 
Commercial Class 3       


Basic Service Charge
$14.11 
$14.50 
Volume Service Charge
$6.62 
$6.80 
Commercial Class 4       


Basic Service Charge
$14.11 
$14.50 
Volume Service Charge
$7.94 
$8.16 
Commercial Class 5       


Basic Service Charge
$14.11 
$14.50 
Volume Service Charge
$2.59 
$2.66
BOD Surcharge
$ 0.45/lb
$ 0.46/lb
SS Surcharge
$ 0.51/lb
$ 0.52/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).

2017 Single-Family Residential Rate Comparison

 Sewer Service Provider
Residential Rate
Connection Charge
(new service)
City of Seattle
(Includes King County Charge)
 $ 99.82*
($55.60+$44.22)
$9,507*
City of Gig Harbor  $ 72.60
$9,640 - $13,300
 City of Renton
(Includes King County Charge)
 $72.98
($28.76 + 44.22)
$8,974*
 Kitsap County
 $ 70.02
$4,634 - $9,000
 City of Auburn
 (Includes King County Charge)
 $69.11
(24.89 + 44.22)
$8,974*
City of Everett $66.63 $$4,472 - $6,556
City of Kent
(Includes King County Charge)
$66.38 $8,974*
City of Puyallup $61.35 $4,520
City of Bonney Lake $61.06 / $93.26 GP $10,505
City of Bremerton $68.48 $5,714
City of Kelso $58.38 $5,551
 Lott Alliance Member
(Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater)
 $ 57.35
$5,579 - $9,081
City of Tacoma $55.17 $3,250
City of Yelm $55.16 $6,394
 Tehaleh
 (Pierce County/Cascadia WWTP)
$ 55.00
$0.00
City of Sumner $ 50.69 $7,914
Pierce County $ 47.14 $5,414**
City of Orting $44.93 $2,750
City of Vancouver $40.24 $12,340
City of Federal Way (Lakehaven) $27.09 $3,110

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

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