Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Rates

Water rates

Residential water rates apply to dwellings with 1 or 2 units (single-family homes and duplexes). All other buildings are charged commercial water rates. Fire service is charged a different rate.

Solid waste rates

Garbage, recycling (a free service), and food and yard waste are required at all buildings.

Sewer rates

All properties—residential and commercial—are subject to the same sewer rate of $12.93 per ccf of water used, November through April.

However, summer sewer charges are calculated differently for residential properties (single-family homes and duplexes). Learn more about residential sewer calculations.

Drainage fees

Drainage fees are charged in your property tax statement. Residential and commercial fees vary by size and other characteristics of the property.

Please contact your account executive for additional information regarding your drainage fees.