Utilities

2017 UTILITY RATES

WATER AND SEWER RATES (includes tax)
All meters are billed per five-thousand gallons at the following rate:
$39.05 *Water and Sewer each

Overage charge per thousand gallon (over 5,000 gallons):
$2.97 *Water and Sewer each

GARBAGE RATES (includes tax. picked up 1x per week)
90 Gallon can:   $ 22.33  Extra pick up fee: $   9.99
300 Gallon can: $ 62.83  Extra pick up fee: $ 20.14

IRRIGATION RATES (tax exempt)
Parcels with existing utility services are billed monthly from Feb–July.
$20.00 (unit) per parcel up to 1 acre. ($120.00 total per year)
Add unit(s) for lots exceeding one acre.

Parcels with only Irrigation water. (I.e. vacant lots)
$120.00 (unit) annual assessment per parcel up to 1 acre due 4/1.
Add unit(s) for lots exceeding one acre.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Tampering fee $250.00
Utility deposit *tenants only $100.00
After hour meter service (i.e. turn on) $  50.00
Administrative fee $  25.00
Delinquency fee $  10.00
Insect control fee (monthly standard) $      .50
Tax rate     36%

SHUT OFF’S

Delinquent accounts not paid prior to the first Tuesday of each month will be shut off with an administrative fee of $25.00 applied to the balance plus an interest rate of 8% per annum. This payment will be required in full prior to restoring services.

See the 2017 Shut offs Calendar here. *Payments must be made prior to the shutoff date, not the day of.

BILLING

Cycles: On or near the 15th day to the 15th day of each month.

BILLS ARE MAILED THE 25TH OF EVERY MONTH AND DUE THE 15TH OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH.

MINIMUM BASIC MONTHLY BILL (Feb. – July)        $120.93

MINIMUM BASIC MONTHLY BILL (Aug. – Dec.)      $100.93*
*subject to change depending on services provided by the City of Granger

Printable form for 2017 Utilities Rate Sheet

PAYMENTS

You can pay your bill in person at 102 Main street, Granger, WA 98932, mail it to PO Box 1100, Granger, WA 98932, pay online at govpaynow or place in the blue drop box (no cash) outside Granger City Hall. All payments must be received in office by 5 p.m. on the due date or additional fees will apply. Mail is checked every morning and again at the end of the day.

City of Granger Pay Location Code: a000g9
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Why is my bill so high?
There are several factors that go into calculating each utility bill such as meter size, consumption, active services, and many other factors which may impact your individual statement. Some quick things you can do yourself to determine why your bill has changed are:
• Review the water consumption amount located on your bill which compares previous monthly water consumption. If you have consumed more water than in prior months, then that may be the reason for part of the changes you see in your statement.
• Have there been any rate increases? Occasionally rates change in the beginning of the year if there is going to be a change, it is uncommon for mid-year rate increases. Typically, notices like this can be found in the local paper and on the City’s webpage.
• Have you had any service changes? Did the number of occupants in your home change during the billing period? Did you have extra garbage service, or other changes which might have occurred during the billing cycle? Did you hosts a large party? Do you have a pool? These simple questions might indicate a change.
• Have you noticed any leaking faucets or toilets? Many of the questions we receive about high water bills can be associated with small household leaks. You might be surprised how a little leaking faucet can impact your monthly bill. If you suspect a leak, our knowledgeable team of Public Works professionals is available to assist you in determining if you have a leak.

If after considering all of this you still are not able to determine why your bill has changed, please contact Nancy Mortensen at (509) 854-1725 who will help review your statement and answer any questions you may have.