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)

2019 2020
Effective 1/1/2019 Effective  1/1/2020
per ea 100cf 1 – 1000 cu ft  $        2.07  $         2.12
1,000 – 2,000 cu ft             2.71             2.78
2,000 cu ft & above             3.24             3.32
Base Rates 3/4″          23.59           24.18
Irrigation meters pay 50% base rates 1″          57.12           58.55
1 1/2″        114.22         117.08
2″        182.70         187.27
3″        342.62         351.19
4″        570.98         585.25
6″     1,171.39      1,200.67
8″     1,827.17      1,872.85

Storm

1.5% Tax
BASED ON SQ. FT OF IMPERVIOUS AREA (1 ESU = 3100 sq ft)

2019 2020
Effective 1/1/2019 Effective  1/1/2020
Per ESU  $      16.33  $       16.82

Sewer

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

BASED ON WATER FLOW (minimum includes 500 cu ft)

2019 2020
Effective 1/1/2019 Effective  1/1/2020
per ea 100cf Flow >500 cu ft  $        7.94  $         8.18
Minimum Single family residential         53.90           55.52
Multi-family (per unit)         45.98           47.36
All other customers         53.90           55.52

Fire Flow

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

2019 2020
Effective 1/1/2019 Effective  1/1/2020
SMC 13.24.360 (D) Per 1000 sq ft  $        1.57  $         1.61

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.