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)

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per ea 100cf1 – 1000 cu ft $2.17 $2.22
1,000 – 2,000 cu ft$2.85$2.92
2,000 cu ft & above$3.40$3.49
Base Rates3/4″$24.78$25.40
Irrigation meters pay 50% base rates1″$60.01$61.51
1 1/2″$120.01$123.01
2″$191.95$196.75
3″$359.97$368.97
4″$599.88$614.88
6″$1,230.69$1,261.46
8″$1,919.67$1,967.66

Storm

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

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Effective 1/1/2021Effective  1/1/2022
Per ESU $16.82 $16.82

Sewer

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

BASED ON WATER FLOW (minimum includes 500 cu ft)

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Effective 1/1/2021Effective  1/1/2022
per ea 100cfFlow >500 cu ft $8.43 $8.68
MinimumSingle family residential$57.19$58.90
Multi-family (per unit)$48.78$50.24
All other customers$57.19$58.90

Fire Flow

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

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Effective 1/1/2021Effective  1/1/2022
SMC 13.24.360 (D)Per 1000 sq ft $1.65 $1.69

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.

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