Utility Rates

Water

Service rates are based on the size of the water meter on your property and the amount of water consumed during the billing cycle. There is a base fee and a consumption fee. Consumption is charged on a per 100-gallon basis.

Sewer

Service rates are based on your class of customer (i.e. residential, commercial, etc.). There is a base fee for all customers. For any non-residential customer, there is also a charge for water consumption. For those residents outside of City limits receiving sewer services, there is an additional 50% surcharge on the base rate.

Irrigation

Service rates are based on a variety of factors such as the location and/or size of your lot. The rate is a base fee that is charged over the twelve months in a calendar year.

Garbage

Service rates are based on the size and number of disposal containers you have. Other fees can apply for requesting additional containers, special disposal needs, or if there is excess garbage in a larger container (e.g. dumpster).

Stormwater

Service rates are based on your class of customer (i.e. single-family residential, commercial, etc.). The rate is a base fee and it is for the purpose of managing the water that runs into the storm drains which flow into the river.

The base fees for these services are charged regardless of whether you utilize your services. These base fees are used to recover the ongoing expenses required to make these services available to you. On-going expenses include operating and maintaining the system, repairing lines, reading meters (water), preparing bills, etc.

Utility Rates

Up-to-date utility information can always be found in the West Richland Master Fee Schedule (PDF).