Your Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that there will be no water or sewer rate increases for 2020. The unanimous decision was reached after the District held two public hearings, on July 16, 2020, and July 20, 2020. The 2020 Rate Resolution went into effect on August 3, 2020. The Board decided to defer a rate increase to next year. This decision was made in large part to help customers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. See rate tables below for more detail.
Rate Comparison Graph
Comparing rates among other agencies can be difficult, since wholesale service providers significantly impact costs. Some agencies have their own water and wastewater treatment plants, whereas NUD uses regional providers SPU for water and King County for wastewater.
The table below compares NUD's rates to neighboring utility providers who also purchase water from SPU and pay King County to treat their sewage.
About Franchise Fees
The District has entered into franchise agreements with each city in which it provides service. Per the terms of these agreements, the District is required to pay each city a franchise fee. These are separate fees set by and paid directly to each city, either listed as a separate line item on your bill or embedded within your rates. The District does not keep any of the amounts collected.