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Rates Information

Seattle Public Utilities 2014 sewer, drainage and solid waste rates were approved by the City Council in November 2012. 2014 water rates were approved by the City Council in November 2011. All 2014 rates are effective January 1, 2014, except for solid waste, which is effective April 1, 2014.

Rate Change Summary Table

2012-2014 Typical residential bill per month

  2012 2013 2014
Water (1) $33.95 $36.38 $38.93
Sewer (2) $45.92 $50.10 $50.53
Drainage (3) $21.81 $24.10 $26.58
Solid Waste (4) $37.00 $39.30 $40.95
Total $138.68 $149.88 $156.99

(1) Typical residential bills assume monthly water usage of 5.5 ccf (hundred cubic feet) for peak period water usage and 4.7 ccf for offpeak period water usage.

(2) Typical residential bills assume monthly sewer usage of 4.3 ccf.

(3) Drainage fees are billed for SPU as a separate line item on King County’s annual property tax statements. The typical bill is a median bill.

(4) Typical residential garbage service is a 32 gallon garbage container and yard waste service.