SMC Title 13 – Public Services

Water

(15% surcharge for outside city limits)
Taxes included in rates shown

BASED ON METER SIZE AND FLOW IN 100 CU FT (7.48 gal = 1 cu ft)

2017 2018
Effective 1/1/2017 Effective  1/1/2018
per ea 100cf 1 – 1000 cu ft  $        1.96  $         2.02
1,000 – 2,000 cu ft             2.56             2.64
2,000 cu ft & above             3.07             3.16
Base Rates 3/4″          22.34           23.01
Irrigation meters pay 50% base rates 1″          54.10           55.73
1 1/2″        108.19         111.43
2″        173.05         178.24
3″        324.53         334.26
4″        540.82         557.05
6″     1,109.53      1,142.82
8″     1,730.68      1,782.60

Storm

1.5% Tax
BASED ON SQ. FT OF IMPERVIOUS AREA (1 ESU = 2400 sq ft)

2017 2018
Effective 1/1/2017 Effective  1/1/2018
Per ESU  $      15.20  $       15.85

Sewer

(25% surcharge for outside city limits)
8.53% tax

BASED ON WATER FLOW (minimum includes 500 cu ft)

2017 2018
Effective 1/1/2017 Effective  1/1/2018
per ea 100cf Flow >500 cu ft  $        7.46  $         7.71
Minimum Single family residential          50.69           52.33
Multi-family (per unit)          43.23           44.64
All other customers          50.69           52.33

Fire Flow

BASED ON SQ. FT. OF BUILDING (for all buildings 5,000 sq. ft. or more)

2017 2018
Effective 1/1/2017 Effective  1/1/2018
SMC 13.24.360 (D) Per 1000 sq ft  $        1.49  $         1.53

Other Fees

Because utilities are paid for by all the users of the utility service, users who add extra burden on the system will be charged the following fees:

Returned check: $40.00 per Administrative Policy
Charges the City of Sumner receives from the bank for return checks are passed onto the account holder.

Closing bill: $40.00 per SMC 13.08.040
Ownership or tenancy changes requested by a home owner or title company requires a $40.00 administrative fee for creation of a final bill.

Shut off: $40.00 per SMC 13.24.350.
Delinquent utility accounts without arrangements, are penalized with a water disconnection and $40.00 charge. If you are experiencing difficulty paying your utility bill, before you reach this point, please contact us at utilities@sumnerwa.gov or 253-299-5546 to make payment arrangements and avoid this fee.

Late fee: 5% with a min. of $15.00 per SMC 13.08.060
Payments are due on the 15th of each month with a five day grace period through 5:00 p.m. on the 20th. Late fees are then assessed at 5% of the owing balance of $35.00 and greater with a minimum charge of $15.00. If you are experiencing difficulty paying your utility bill, before you reach this point, please contact us at utilities@sumnerwa.gov or 253-299-5546 to make payment arrangements and avoid this fee.

After-hours reconnection of water service: $200.00 per SMC 13.24.350
Requests to have water reconnected after normal working hours incur an after-hours call-out fee of $200.00

Illegally turning services on: $60.00-$100.00 per SMC 13.24.340
An owner or tenant of the property that causes the water to be turned on after a city representative has already shut it off at the meter will be charged $60.00 for the representative to turn it back off. A second offense is $100.00.