Utility Bill Comparison

How do water, sewer and stormwater bills for the typical single-family residence in the City of Vancouver stack up against other areas around the region? Compare below!

Please note: Rates shown for the City of Vancouver Utility are in-city limits, as of Jan. 1, 2017, and April 1, 2017. Rates for others shown below are as of June 30, 2016. 

Agency Water Sewer Storm Water Total

City Utility Tax Rate

Notes Rate W/Utility Tax Rate w/out Utility Tax

Vancouver  January 2017

$23.33 $38.48 $9.23 $71.04 21.5% a $71.04 $55.77
Vancouver April 2017 $24.37 $40.24 $9.65 $74.26 24.9% a $74.26 $55.77

CPU/ CRWWD/

ClarkCo

$23.80 $38.00 $4.33 $66.13 0.0%   $66.13 $66.13
Gresham $39.97 $28.80 $10.09 $78.86 7.0% a, j $78.86

$73.70

Spokane $18.33 $55.98 $4.07 $78.38 20.0% a $78.38 $65.32
Eugene $29.98 $39.52 $12.91 $82.41 0.0%   $82.41 $82.41
Camas $22.32 $51.61 $10.65 $84.58 0.0%   $84.58 $84.58
La Center $23.80 $66.00 $0.00 $89.80 0.0%   $89.80 $89.80
Battle Ground $24.15 $41.97 $8.70 $74.82 20.0% b $89.78 $74.82
Bellingham $33.11 $39.47 $10.09 $82.67 varies i $82.67 $72.45
Everett $33.99 $59.87 $17.44 $93.86 0.0% g $93.86 $93.86
Ridgefield $25.18 $62.15 $7.50 $94.83 8.0% c $101.82 $94.83
Washougal $27.78 $55.42 $15.74 $98.93 8.0% a $98.93 $91.60
Tacoma $34.87 $57.19 $22.25 $114.31 8.0% a $114.31 $105.84
Yakima $20.45 $44.70 $43.00 $108.15 6.0% b $112.06 $108.15
Kent $43.14 $61.46 $12.22 $116.82 13.0% a $116.82 $103.38
Seattle $56.23 $98.16 $32.50 $186.90 varies f $186.90 $162.64
Portland $67.26 $76.00 $26.59 $169.85 5.0% a $169.85 $161.76
Bellevue $47.70 $73.39 $28.18 $149.27 varies e $193.59 $149.27
Average for 2016 Rates $33.01 $54.84 $15.28 $102.15     $106.05 $96.48

 

Rates as of June 30, 2016. Assumes usage of 8 ccf per month.

Footnotes:

 a - Utility tax embedded in rates (applied to utility gross revenues of utility)                            
 b - Utility tax added to bill (external tax)                                      
 c - Utility tax embedded in rates (applied to utility gross revenues); 8% for water & drainage, 10% collected on CRWWD Sewer                                      
 d - Utility tax embedded in rates (applied to utility gross revenues); 20% water and sewer, 6% stormwater                                     
 e - Utility tax (Bellevue) added to bill (external tax); 12.27% for water, 5.485% for sewer, 10.2% stormwater                                     
 f - Seattle Pub Utilities Utility tax included in rates (applied to utility gross revenues); 15.54% water, 12% sewer, 11.5% stormwater                                     
 g - Everett Sewer rate includes storm drainage rate with separate surface water rate charged only to non-sewered customers                                     
 h - Tacoma: 8% Tacoma Gross Earnings Tax embedded in W/S/D rates, additional for water- 5.029% State Public Utility Tax; for surface water-1.5% B&O; for wastewater-1.5% B&O and 3.852% State Sewer Collection Tax                                      
 i - Bellingham embedded taxes: drinking water 18.25%, Lk Whatcom Watershed 11.5%, Sewer 11.50%, Stormwater 11.50%                                     
 j - includes $4.92/mo fire protection charge