Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Cost and Fees

Small Water Service Installation - Taps 2-inches or less

Street restoration not included

Meter SizeConnection ChargeInstallation FeeInstallation & connection total
 ResidentialArterialResidentialArterial
Domestic Services
¾”$1,063 +$2,558$3,621 =$3,621$4,090
1”$1,807 +$2,645$3,113 =$4,452$4,920
1 ½”$3,508 +$5,152$5,821 =$8,660$9,329
2”$5,634 +$5,491$6,361 =$11,125$11,995

Large Water Service Installation – Taps 4-inches or more

Street restoration not included

Meter SizeConnection ChargeInstallation FeeInstallation & connection total
 ResidentialArterialResidentialArterial
Domestic Services
4”$18,071 +Site specificSite specific =TBDTBD
6”$35,079 +Site specificSite specific =TBDTBD

Fire Water Service Installation

Street restoration not included

Meter SizeConnection ChargeInstallation FeeInstallation & connection total
 ResidentialArterialResidentialArterial
Domestic Services
2”$2,254 +7,681$10,683 =$9,935$12,937
4”$7,228 +Site specificSite specific =TBDTBD
6”$14,032 +Site specificSite specific =TBDTBD
8”$22,536 +Site specificSite specific =TBDTBD

Water Service Installation (“Taps”)

Street restoration not included

Meter SizeConnection ChargeInstallation FeeTotal Installation & Connection
Domestic Services
¾” Residential$1,063 +$2,558= $3,621
¾” Arterial$1,063 +$3,027= $4,090
1” Residential$1,807 +$2,645= $4,452
1” Arterial$1,807 +$3,113= $4,920
1 ½” Residential$3,508 +$5,152= $8,660
1 ½” Arterial$3,508 +$5,821= $9,329
2” Residential$5,634 +$5,491= $11,125
2” Arterial$5,634 +$6,361= $11,995
4” Residential$18,071 +Site SpecificTBD
4” Arterial$18,071 +Site SpecificTBD
6” Residential$35,079 +Site SpecificTBD
6” Arterial$35,079 +Site SpecificTBD
Fire Service
2" Residential$2,254 +$7,681= $9,935
2" Arterial$2,254 +$10,683= $12,937
4” Residential$7,228 +Site SpecificTBD
4” Arterial$7,228 +Site SpecificTBD
6" Residential$14,032 +Site SpecificTBD
6" Arterial$14,032 +Site SpecificTBD
8" Residential$22,536 +Site SpecificTBD
8" Arterial$22,536 +Site SpecificTBD

Example Invoice

For basic tap installation on arterial

3/4” Domestic - Connection Fee$1,063
3/4” Domestic - Arterial$3,027
Permit - Inspection Fee (Seattle)$146
Permit - Street Use Inspection (Seattle)$172
TCP - Traffic Control Plan (Seattle)$172
Total:$4,580

Drainage and Wastewater Core Cut Charges

Tap SizeMain SizeMain MaterialCharge
6"8" to 24"AC$245
8"12" to 24"AC$265
10"20" & LargerAC$365
12"24" & LargerAC$380
6"8" to 36"CON, VCP, CIP, DIP$160
6"42" & LargerCON, VCP, CIP, DIP$220
8"12" to 36"CON, VCP, CIP, DIP$235
8"42" and LargerCON, VCP, CIP, DIP$250
10"20" and LargerCON, VCP, CIP, DIP$330
6", 8", 10" Steel or AluminumT&M

Permits

City of Seattle

  • Permit Fee - $146.00
  • Traffic Control Plan Review - $172.00 per hour
  • Street Use Inspection Fee - $172.00
  • Premium Street Use Inspection Fee - $344.00 per hour (minimum 4 hours)

Unincorporated King County

  • Permit Fee - $200.00
  • Inspection Fee - $150.00 per site

City of Shoreline

  • Permit Fee (one day)- $307.00
  • Additional days - $76.75 per day

City of Lake Forest Park

  • Permit and Inspection Fee - $200.00

City of Burien

  • Permit Usage Fee - $200.00
  • Inspection Fee - $75.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours)

Fire Hydrant Use

Permit FeeMeter FeeCost (plus consumption)
$214.00 +$304.00= $518.00
Minimum Monthly Consumption Charge *
Winter (Sept. 16 - May 15)$45
Summer (May 15 - Sept. 15)$57
Consumption Rates Apply *
Winter, per CCF$4.99
Summer, per CCFM$6.34
If no meter is issued (uncommon) *
Winter daily charge$45
Summer daily charge$57

* Rates subject to change due to surcharge.

Fire Hydrant Install / Reset / Relocation

Hydrant Installation*$6,050
Hydrant Reset$9,045
Hydrant Relocation$17,413
Hydrant Quick Connect Adapter$254
Vertical Extension on Hydrant *$2,132
Installation Plans$360 deposit

* Does not include permitting, plan review or inspection.

Fire Hydrant Flow Test

  • Hydrant Flow Test (performed by SPU) - $2,002
  • Hydraulic Analysis Report - $2,000 deposit, billed actual time and materials
  • Hydraulic Modeling Simulation Report $407

Additional Services and Charges

Contractor Standby Charge$576
Ring and Cover (0.75", 1", Fire)$174
Ring and Cover (1.5" - 2")$728
Service Retirement
1“ and Smaller$1,422
1.5" or 2"$1,519
4“ and Larger$5,987

Hydraulic Flow Information

Records available for fire protection grading purposes$0
SPU measures hydraulic flow, flushes main and prepares flow test report$2,002
Contractor measures flow, SPU flushes main and reviews contractor's flow test results$1,048
Analysis and report to determine best alternative to meet fire flow requirementsT&M w/$2,000 deposit
Preparation of simulation report when test not feasible$407

Additional Water Services

Pressure Reducers
DesignT&M w/$8,200 deposit
Install - 4"T&M w/$31,000 deposit
Install - 6"T&M w/$33,000 deposit
Install - 8"T&M w/$41,000 deposit
AMR Equipment Installation
1 Register$257
2 Registers$454
3 Registers$649
Meter Resets
¾”$222
1”$224
1.5”$459
2”$563
4” and LargerSite Specific
Meter Removal
1” and Smaller$147
1.5”$191
2”$191
4” and LargerSite Specific
Service ConversionsSite Specific
Service Size Increase
Existing Service is 2” or smaller, increasing to 2” or smaller, within 30” of current serviceNew Service Charge
New service exceeds 30” from existing serviceNew Service + Retirement Charge
Existing Service is 2” or smaller, increasing to 2” or smaller, within 30” of current serviceNew Service Charge
Meter Relocations limited to 30” lateral movesSite Specific

Water Service Discounts

Manifold (1" and smaller)$577For each additional service (available only with install of 3 or more new taps).
Installed with mainlineDiscount applies.FIN-210.2: Standard, Connection, and Administrative Charges—Water (pdf)Installed with mainline
Installed with Fire Service$5772" and smaller domestic service in common trench

Water Main Extensions

Connection to Service$5,656
Design Review / Approval$3,272
Water Quality Inspection *$943
Compaction Test – ASTM D 2922$145
Compaction Test – ASTM D 698$190
Water Main Cut & CapSite Specific
Construction Inspection
100 – 300 linear feet$8,311
301 – 500 linear feet$11,821
Greater than 500 linear feetT&M

*First 500 lineal feet. Additional charged at $660 per 500 lineal feet.

Property Services

Use Permit Application (general)$1,835
Water Utility CrossingsNo Use Fee; App Fee Applies
DWW Utility Crossings (consent agreement)Site Specific
Linear Use of Property – land$500 min/yr + $0.25/linear ft. over 1,000 ft.
Linear Use of Property - hand holes, vaults$250 ea/yr
Preparation of Legislation$7,115
Street VacationsT&M
Sewer Special Connection ChargeSite Specific

Any time the above charges are not deemed sufficient for the amount of service provided, time and materials can be charged.

 

View the printable DSO charge menu (pdf)

For more information on charges, see Standard, Connection, and Administrative Charges — Water (Director’s Rule, FIN-210.2 (pdf)).