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The City of Anacortes provides water, storm drain, sewer, and solid waste services. City of Anacortes Utility rates are established by ordinance. 

All single-family residences within City limits are billed monthly minimum charges for services whether or not the services are used; for example, the water meter is turned off and / or the house is vacant.  As an example, the charges below show the minimum fees for a single-family residential property with a �…�" x ¾" and no water use. 

Water – based on water meter size

$13.50

Sewer – based on water meter size

$31.61

Storm Drain – flat fee

$ 5.00

City Utility Tax 7%

$ 3.51

Refuse – minimum 21 gallon tote

$ 7.00

Recycling – flat fee

$ 9.00

City Solid Waste Tax 12%

$ 1.92

State Refuse Tax 3.6%

$ 0.25

Total

$71.79

 

WATER and SEWER RATES:

When you turn on the faucet, you expect clean tap water to come out. Our Public Works employees make sure the water pipeline from the Treatment Plant and underneath our city keep the water flowing to your home or business so that you have quality, clean water on demand. 

When you run the dishwater, take a bath or flush the toilet, you expect the used water to go away. Our Public Works Maintenance employees make sure your used water travels to our Wastewater Treatment Plant. There, sewer water is properly treated and returned to the natural waterways. 

The size of the water meter determines both the water and sewer base charges. Base fees are charged whether or not there is any water use. 

Meter Size

Water Monthly Service Charge

Sewer Monthly Sewer Charge

in Inches

Residential

Commercial

Residential

Commercial

5/8�" x   ¾"

$13.50

$20.25

$31.61

$31.61

3/4"

$13.50

$20.25

$37.94

$37.94

1"

$22.55

$33.82

$44.27

$44.27

1.5"

$44.96

$67.43

$56.92

$56.92

2"

$71.96

$107.93

n/a

$91.70

3"

n/a

$215.87

n/a

$347.81

4"

n/a

$337.37

n/a

$442.67

 

The water and sewer consumption amount are both based on the water usage. Consumption is measured in cubic feet. One cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons. 

Consumption Charge

Water per 100 Cubic Feet

Sewer per 100 Cubic Feet

Classification

Residential

Commercial

Residential

Commercial

 

$1.50

$2.25

 

 

SIC 1

 

 

$2.25

$2.25

SIC 2

 

 

n/a

$2.81

SIC 3

 

 

n/a

$5.47

SIC 4

 

 

n/a

$0.89

SIC 4:   BOD per pound

 

 

n/a

$1.18

SIC 4:   TSS per pound

 

 

n/a

$0.72

 

SIC: Sewer Industrial Classifications

BOD / TSS: Biochemical Oxygen Demand / Total Suspended Solids

Sewer consumption charges are based on water use, assuming that most water that comes in through the water meter goes out through the City sanitary sewer system. 

Single Family Residential Sewer “Cap”:

Many homes use more water during the warmer summer months that is not discharged through the sewer, mostly due to yard watering. Because that water use increase does not increase the sewer use, the City sets a “cap” on sewer consumption charges.  The cap is calculated by taking the water use for November, December, January and February and dividing it by four.  This average, along with the sewer base charge, determines the sewer maximum charge, which is applied to the account beginning in April.  Adjustments due to leaks or misreads during the averaging period are factored in. 

Average   Winter Water Use - AWWU

Meter Size

0-600 CF

601-800 CF

801-1,000 CF

1001-1,500 CF

Over 1,500 CF

in Inches

 

 

 

 

 

5/8�" x   ¾"

$45.16

$49.67

$54.19

$65.47

No   Limit/Actual Use

3/4"

$50.48

$54.91

$59.33

$70.40

No   Limit/Actual Use

 

STORM DRAIN

Whenever it rains or the snow melts, the water flows over the land surface heading to the nearest lake, storm water pond or ditch, carrying with it debris and pollution. This commonly is referred to as storm water runoff and the city has a legal responsibility to manage surface water in the community. Wherever you live in the community, surface water affects everyone in Anacortes. 

The monthly fee for storm drain funds the operation, maintenance and administration of the city stormwater utility. Each residential unit (ERU) is equivalent to two thousand square feet. Commercial properties may be charged for additional ERUs based on their impervious surface area. 

Single   Family Residential (flat fee)

$5.00

Commercial   per ERU per Month

$5.00

 

REFUSE, RECYCLABLES and ORGANICS

When you set your City issued trash totes out each week, you expect them to be emptied. Our Solid Waste employees help to make sure your household is free of stinky trash and potential health risks. This division provides this public health service as well as other services that keep our city and your neighborhood clean. 

The City contracts with Waste Management Northwest to provide weekly collection of recyclables.  Residential customers and restaurants may also sign up for Organics collection (yard waste and food scraps), also provided by Waste Management. Please call Waste Management Northwest at 800-592-9995 for service information. 

Residential

Service Type

Tote Size

Monthly Rate

Additional Totes per Tote

Maximum # of Totes

Refuse

21 gallon

$7.00

n/a

One (1)

Refuse

32 gallon

$13.00

$13.00

Three (3)

Recyclables

32 gallon

$9.00

$9.00

n/a

Recyclables

64 gallon

$9.00

$9.00

n/a

Recyclables

96 gallon

$9.00

$9.00

n/a

Organics

96 gallon

$11.00

$11.00

n/a

 

Commercial

Service Type

Tote Size

Monthly Rate

Additional Totes per Tote

Maximum # of Totes

Refuse

21 gallon

$7.00

n/a

One (1)

Refuse

32 gallon

$13.00

$13.00

Five (5)

Recyclables

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Organics   – Restaurant Only

96 gallon

$16.00

$16.00

n/a

 

Additional Refuse

Place extra refuse in pre-paid “City Garbage Bags”: blue, heavy-duty 32-Gallon capacity bags available for purchase at City Hall and various retail outlets throughout Anacortes (7-11, Ace Hardware, The Market at Anacortes, Old Salt’s, Safeway, Sebo’s Do It Center). 

Please call the Solid Waste Department at 360-293-1921 for information on changing your refuse service, Special Hauls, Appliance Removal, Free Cleanup days, and Holiday pick-up schedules. 

Please call Waste Management Northwest at 800-592-9995 for information on Recycling and Organics service. 

City   Garbage Bags per Bag

$4.00 plus tax

Non-refrigerated   Appliance

$25.00

Refrigerated   Appliance

$35.00

Special   Haul per cubic yard

$35.00

 

Refuse – Permanent Container Rates

Commercial accounts are eligible to have permanent refuse dumpster. Prices below are for one scheduled pick up per week (minimum). 

Please call the Solid Waste Department at 360-293-1921 for information on changing your container size, number of weekly pick-ups, or requesting extra pick-ups. 

Container Size

Monthly Rate per Container

Additional Scheduled Weekly Pick Up

Extra Collection – On Request

1.5 Cubic   Yard

$95.00

$95.00

$25.00

2 Cubic   Yard

$115.00

$115.00

$30.00

3 Cubic   Yard

$165.00

$165.00

$40.00

6 Cubic   Yard

$325.00

$325.00

$85.00

8 Cubic   Yard

$435.00

$435.00

$110.00

 

Refuse – Temporary Container Rates

Temporary container (dumpster) rental is available to residential and commercial customers.

A signed contract and pre-payment of Delivery Fee is required.

The Delivery Fee includes set-up, seven (7) day rental, and removal. Additional daily fees and extra pick-ups are billed to the property utility account. 

Please call the Solid Waste Department at 360-293-1921 for pick-up/empty and removal. 

Container Size

Delivery Fee with Tax

Daily Fee - after 7 Days

Extra Collection – On Request

1.5 Cubic   Yard

$110.23

$3.00

$55.00

2 Cubic   Yard

$127.64

$4.00

$65.00

3 Cubic   Yard

$150.84

$5.50

$80.00

6 Cubic   Yard

$214.66

$10.00

$130.00

8 Cubic   Yard

$261.07

$15.00

$165.00

 

Drop Box Container Rates

Please call the Solid Waste Department at 360-293-1921 for pick-up/empty and removal. 

Container Size

Delivery Fee

Monthly Rate

Tonnage Fee per Ton

10 Cubic   Yard

$75.00

$100.00

Cost plus   $1.00

30 Cubic   Yard

$75.00

$100.00

Cost plus   $1.00

 

 

 

 

Container Size

Compactor Box Haul Fee

Non-Compactor Box Haul Fee

10 Cubic   Yard

$185.00

$165.00

30 Cubic   Yard

$185.00

$165.00

 

Outside City Limits

Accounts outside the city limits served by city water are also assessed a 50% surcharge on top of the total water charge. Solid waste and sanitary sewer services are not available outside of City limits. 

Irrigation Meter

Irrigation meters are billed for water base fees and consumption only.  Irrigation meters are billed at residential rates for single-family residential property; otherwise, they are billed at commercial rates. Irrigation meters that serve a common area are billed at commercial rates. 

Water Leaks

The customer is responsible for repairs on the house side of the meter. If you suspect a leak on the City’s side of the meter box, or if you need assistance locating your meter box, please contact the Water Maintenance Department at (360) 293-1921. 

After repairs have been made, you may be eligible for an adjustment on your City Utility bill. The “Leak Account Review Application” with details and requirements is available online or at City Hall. 

Contact Us
CITY OF ANACORTES
In person: 904 6th St, Anacortes
By Mail: PO Box 410 Anacortes WA 98221
Billing phone: (360) 293-1909
Billing fax: (360) 293-1928
Service phone: (360) 293-1921
Pay by phone: (855) 288-4093
E-mail: niomif@cityofanacortes.org