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NOTICE: On September 26, 2016 the Lynnwood City Council adopted Ordinance #3223 which put in place water, sewer, and stormwater utility rates for 2017-2022. The City of Lynnwood has adjusted water, sewer, and storm utility rates to ensure the utility's fiscal health and to establish a more equitable rate structure between classes of users. This is necessary in order to meet operational and capital infrastructure needs so that you may continue to receive these critical services now and in the future.

Our water, sewer and storm rates remain among the lowest in the region and Lynnwood will continue to work to control costs while providing necessary service to its citizens. The City Council adopted a new rate structure for each Utility on September 26, 2016 that includes adjustments annually over 6 years allowing our customers to anticipate what the changes will be from year to year. 

As per City Ordinance #3223, the new Utility service rates for 2017 will be effective and assessed on all bills generated on or after January 1, 2017.  The billing rate assessed to an account is wholly dependent on the scheduled bill date for the account, not the consumption period.

To learn more about Lynnwood's utility rate assistance programs, please visit the Discount Programs web page.

For additional information or questions contact Utility Billing at ub@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5170.  

New Utility Rates: Effective January 1, 2017:

Bi-Monthly Water Rate Schedules

Water Customer Classification 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Residential Single-Unit
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl.10 CCF)
$41.66 $44.91 $47.83 $50.22 $52.23 $54.32 $56.49
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 10 CCF to 40 CCF
$2.39 $2.58 $2.74 $2.88 $3.00 $3.12 $3.24
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 40 CCF
$3.60 $3.88 $4.13 $4.34 $4.51 $4.69 $4.88
Special Water Rate See LMC 13.20.080, Special water rate
Residential Multiple/Mobile Combined
Bi-Monthly Base Rate Per Unit
(includes 10 CCF/meter)*
$15.99 $17.24 $18.36 $19.28 $20.05 $20.85 $21.68
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 10 CCF per meter
$1.75 $1.89 $2.01 $2.11 $2.19 $2.28 $2.37
Special Water Rate See LMC 13.20.080, Special water rate
Commercial/Industrial (Based on Meter Size)
5/8 – 3/4-Inch Meter $48.40 $52.18 $55.57 $58.34 $60.68 $63.11 $65.63
1-Inch Meter $104.80 $112.97 $120.32 $126.33 $131.39 $136.64 $142.11
1-1/2-Inch Meter $197.52 $212.93 $226.77 $238.11 $247.63 $257.53 $267.84
2-Inch Meter $306.32 $330.21 $351.68 $369.26 $384.03 $399.39 $415.37
3-Inch Meter $572.36 $617.00 $657.11 $689.96 $717.56 $746.27 $776.12
4-Inch Meter $939.13 $1012.38 $1078.19 $1132.10 $1177.38 $1224.48 $1273.45
6-Inch Meter $1866.19 $2011.75 $2142.52 $2249.64 $2339.63 $2433.21 $2530.54
Monthly Volume Charge
> 10 CCF per meter
$2.94 $3.17 $3.38 $3.54 $3.69 $3.83 $3.99

* Base charge per unit plus volume over 10 CCF per meter.

Special Water Rate Schedule

Water Customer Classification 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Special Water Rates, Income Level Status A (40%)
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 10 CCF)
$16.66 $17.96 $19.13 $20.09 $20.89 $21.73 $22.60
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 10 CCF to 40 CCF
$0.95 $1.03 $1.10 $1.15 $1.20 $1.25 $1.30
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 40 CCF
$1.44 $1.55 $1.65 $1.74 $1.80 $1.88 $1.95
Special Water Rates, Income Level Status B (45%)
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 10 CCF)
$18.75 $20.21 $21.52 $22.60 $23.50 $24.44 $25.42
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 10 CCF to 40 CCF
$1.07 $1.16 $1.23 $1.30 $1.35 $1.40 $1.46
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 40 CCF
$1.62 $1.75 $1.86 $1.95 $2.03 $2.11 $2.20
Special Water Rates, Income Level Status C (50%)
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 10 CCF)
$20.83 $22.46 $23.92 $25.11 $26.12 $27.16 $28.25
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 10 CCF to 40 CCF
$1.19 $1.29 $1.37 $1.44 $1.50 $1.56 $1.62
Monthly Volume Charge
> 40 CCF
$1.80 $1.94 $2.07 $2.17 $2.26 $2.35 $2.44

Bi-Monthly Sewer Rate Schedules

Customer Classification 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Residential Single-Unit
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 20 CCF)
$83.74 $87.70 $89.59 $92.33 $94.96 $98.61 $102.41
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
>20 CCF
$3.42** $3.58** $3.66** $3.77** $3.88** $4.03** $4.18**
Special Sewer Rate See LMC 14.40.040, Special Sewer Rates
Residential Multiple/Mobile Combined
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 20 CCF per unit)
$63.33 $66.75 $69.87 $72.56 $75.36 $78.26 $81.27
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
>20 CCF per unit
$2.96* $3.12* $3.27* $3.39* $3.52* $3.66* $3.80*
Special Sewer Rate See LMC 14.40.040, Special Sewer Rates
Commercial/Industrial (Based on Meter Size)
5/8 – 3/4-Inch Meter $127.72 $133.75 $138.48 $143.38 $148.96 $154.75 $160.80
1-Inch Meter $163.74 $171.47 $177.54 $183.81

$190.97

$198.40 $206.15
1-1/2-Inch Meter $196.49 $205.76 $213.05 $220.50 $229.16 $238.08 $247.38
2-Inch Meter $294.74 $308.65 $319.58 $330.87 $343.75 $357.12 $371.07
3-Inch Meter $990.65 $1037.41 $1074.13 $1112.08 $1155.37 $1200.33 $1247.22
4-Inch Meter $1252.64 $1311.76 $1358.20 $1406.19 $1460.92 $1517.77 $1577.06
6-Inch Meter $1858.49 $1946.21 $2015.11 $2086.30 $2167.51 $2251.85 $2339.82
Commercial/Industrial (Based on Meter Size/Strength)
A. Strength < 3
Volume Rate per CCF over first 20 CCF $4.12 $4.31 $4.47 $4.63 $4.81 $4.99 $5.19
B. Strength = 3
Volume Rate per CCF over first 20 CCF $5.73 $6.29 $6.90 $7.29 $7.67 $7.97 $8.27
C. Strength = 4
Volume Rate per CCF over first 20 CCF $9.28

$10.03

$10.81 $11.51 $12.25 $12.72 $13.20
D. Strength = 5
Volume Rate per CCF over first 20 CCF $10.47 $11.35 $12.31 $13.18 $14.10 $14.63 $15.18
SEWER ONLY ACCOUNTS
Residential Single-Unit $87.35 $91.48 $93.45 $96.31 $99.05 $102.86 $106.82
Residential Multiple-Unit Per Unit $66.53 $69.67 $71.18 $73.36 $75.44 $78.34 $81.36
Commercial/Industrial Per Account $261.47 $273.81 $283.50 $293.52 $304.95 $316.81 $329.19

* Base rate per unit plus volume over 20 CCF per unit.
** For next additional 35 CCF (no charges are incurred for volumes over the additional 35 CCF per bi-monthly period).

Special Sewer Rates

Sewer Customer Classification 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2020
Special Sewer Rates, Income Level Status A (40%)
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 20 CCF)
$33.50 $35.08 $35.84 $36.93 $37.93 $39.44 $40.96
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 20 CCF
$1.37 $1.43 $1.46 $1.51 $1.55 $1.61 $1.67
Special Sewer Rates, Income Level Status B (45%)
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 20 CCF)
$37.68 $39.47 $40.32 $41.55 $42.73 $44.37 $46.08
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
> 20 CCF
$1.54 $1.61 $1.65 $1.70 $1.75 $1.81 $1.88
Special Sewer Rates, Income Level Status C (50%)
Bi-Monthly Base Rate
(incl. 20 CCF)
$41.87 $43.85 $44.80 $46.17 $47.48 $49.31 $51.21
Bi-Monthly Volume Charge
>20 CCF
$1.71 $1.79 $1.83 $1.89 $1.94 $2.02 $2.09

Monthly Storm / Surface Water Rate Schedule

The City created a Surface Water Utility in 1992. This Utility performs the necessary duties required to comply with State and Federal regulations associated with surface water drainage. Revenue generated by this Utility can only be used for those expenditures associated with surface water drainage. The Surface Water Utility Rate Ordinance provides a system of rates and charges to be applied to homeowners, commercial and industrial properties, as well as other properties having impervious surfaces.

Impervious Surface is defined as that hard surface area which prevents or retards the entry of water into the soil mantle and/or causes water to run off the surface in greater quantities or at an increased rate of flow from that present under natural conditions. Impervious surfaces may include, but are not limited to rooftops, concrete or asphalt paving, walkways, patios, driveways, parking lots of storage areas, and oiled, macadam or other surfaces which similarly impede the natural infiltration of surface water.

The Surface Water Utility rates are based on the amount of impervious surface contained within a site. The average Single-Family residential lot has 2,900 square feet of impervious surface on site. We refer to this amount as an Equivalent Residential Unit, or ERU. All Single-Family residential homes, as well as Duplexes are billed for 1 ERU per month. The bills are sent out bi-monthly, along with the Water and Sewer bills.

Other sites, such as Multifamily, Commercial, and Industrial sites will be billed based on the total amount of impervious surface on site. The impervious surfaces for those sites have been measured using highly accurate aerial photography and parcel information. We take the total amount of impervious surface, and divide it by 2,900 to get the number of ERU'S for that site. That site will then be billed $10.10 per ERU per month.

Bi-Monthly Stormwater Rate Schedule

Customer Class 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Residential Single/Duplex Unit $21.82 $23.70 $25.47 $26.24 $27.03 $27.84 $28.67
Residential Multifamily & Mobile $21.82 $23.70 $25.47 $26.24 $27.03 $27.84 $28.67
Commercial Industrial Sites $21.82 $23.70 $25.47 $26.24 $27.03 $27.84 $28.67
Special Surface Water Rate, Income Level Status A* $8.73 $9.48 $10.50 $10.50 $10.81 $11.14 $11.47
Special Surface Water Rate, Income Level Status B* $9.82 $10.67 $11.46 $11.81 $12.16 $12.53 $12.90
Special Surface Water Rate, Income Level Status C* $10.91 $11.85 $12.74 $13.12 $13.52 $13.92 $14.34

Customer Class Calculation

Customer Class

Rate Calculation

Residential- Single/Duplex Unit

1 ERU

Residential- Multiple / Commercial Industrial Sites

Measured s.f. of impervious areas = number of billed ERUs

Special surface water rates

1 ERU x  Special Rate