New Rate Increases

Since the recession started in the late 2000s, through conservative fiscal policies and continuing to draw on reserves, the District has been able to absorb some of the wholesale rate increases and inflationary impacts rather than pass them all along to our ratepayers.  For example, in 2014 SPU raised its rates to the District by 8.4% and the District did not adjust rates at all.  In 2010, King County raised its sewer rates by 13.2% and the District absorbed 8.4% of that increase.  Economic indicators suggest that the recession is over, and the District must now raise its rates in 2015.

A 2015 Rate Notification letter detailing the new rate structure was mailed out to all ratepayers the week of March 16, 2015.

As the letter shows, even with the rate adjustment, NUD’s rates are still lower than surrounding municipalities and other special purpose districts.

We will maintain our efficient fiscal practices to continue providing you the best service at the lowest rates possible.  If you have any questions regarding the new rates, please feel free to call us at (425) 398-4400 or email us at

Your elected Commissioners welcome the opportunity to discuss policy or future directions of the District with you.  Please feel free to contact any one of them by phone or email – find their contact info here.