Water, Sewer & Drainage Utility Rates

Water System Monthly Charges

Meter SizeQuarterly AllowedJanuary 1, 2018 Monthly Base RateJanuary 1, 2019 Monthly Base RateJanuary 1, 2020 Monthly Base RateJanuary 1, 2021 Monthly Base Rate
3/4-inch600 cubic feet (cf) per month$26.87$28.21$29.06$29.93
1-inch1,000 cf per month$44.85$47.09$48.50$49.96
1.5-inch2,000 cf per month$89.44$93.91$96.73$99.63
2-inch4,000 cf per month$143.15$150.31$154.82$159.46
3-inch8,000 cf per month$268.56$281.99$290.45$299.16
4-inch15,000 cf per month$447.69$470.07$484.17$498.70


Water System Monthly Charges Effective Date (PDF)

In addition, the city charges a 10.7% water utility tax (6% plus 4.7% Fire Hydrant Surcharge.) Beginning January 1, 2017, the city began to collect a public utility tax of 5.029% for remittance to the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Water Service Rates Outside the City Limits 

Rates for services outside of the City of Stanwood shall be city rates as adopted, plus 45%. View outside city-limit rates.

Charges for Consumption in Excess of the Quantity Allowed (by Hundreds of Cubic Feet)

All amounts in excess of quantity allowed, unless included in the monthly minimum base charge, shall be charged at the following rate per each 100 cubic feet over the base quantity allowed:

Water System Consumption Over 1,200 Cubic Feet (cf) of Usage

Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)January 1, 2019January 2, 2020January 3, 2021
Inside City Limit Rates$3.69$3.80$3.91
Outside City Limit Rates$5.35$5.51$5.67


Water System Consumption over 1200 Cubic Feet of Usage (PDF)

Sewer System Monthly Rates & Charges

Residential

ClassificationJanuary 1, 2019 Base Monthly RateJanuary 1, 2019 Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)January 1, 2020 Base Monthly RateJanuary 1, 2020 Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)January 1, 2021 Base Monthly RateJanuary 1, 2021 Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)
Individually Metered$44.12$6.16$47.43$6.62$50.99$7.12
Master Metered$44.12 times the number of units$6.16$47.43 times the number of units$6.62$50.99 times the number of units$7.12


Commercial

ClassificationJanuary 1, 2019 Base Monthly RateJanuary 1, 2019 Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)January 1, 2020 Base Monthly RateJanuary 1, 2020 Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)January 1, 2021 Base Monthly RateJanuary 1, 2021 Incremental Rate (per 100 cf)
Light Commercial$44.12$6.16$47.43$6.62$50.99$7.12
Heavy Commercial$50.15$7.17$53.91$7.71$57.95$8.29
General Industrial$56.19$8.17$60.40$8.78$64.93$9.44


Sewer System Rates and Charges Effective Date (PDF)

Drainage Rates

ClassificationMonthly Rates Effective January 1, 2018Monthly Rates Effective January 1, 2019Monthly Rates Effective January 1, 2020
Single-Family Residence$12.25$14.20$17.39
Multi-Family Residence (per Equivalent Residential Unit  (ERU) / 3,500 Square Feet (sf))$9.45 per unit$14.20$17.39
Non-Residential (per ERU / 3,500 sf)$8.45 per unit$14.20$17.39


Please note: Effective January 1, 2019, the ERU was changed to 3,500 sf.

Example Basic Residential Bi-Monthly Bill

Water Consumption 1,200 Cubic Feet (cf) or Less 

2019

Service
Fee Amount Going Toward Bill
Water Service
$56.42
Sewer Service
$88.24
Drainage Service
$28.39
City and Fire Utility Tax
$14.20
Water PUT
$2.99
Sewer PUT
$1.77
Business and Occupation Tax
$0.43
Total
$192.44

Please note: Low income senior and low income disabled discounts are available for all utility accounts. Learn more about the discount service (PDF).

Supporting Documents