Utility Fees & Rates

Type of Fee
Amount Additional Information
New Service Connect Fee
$50 Each time service is established
Delinquent Fee
$50 Fee for accounts that are subject to disconnect due to past due status of the bill. The fee is charged on these accounts regardless if the service is disconnected or not.
After-Hours Delinquent Reconnect Fee
$60 After-Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Deposit

$200

$500

Maximum for residential accounts (renters)                                                                    

Maximum for non-residential accounts (builders, developers,commercial)                                                          

Returned Check or ACH Charge
$35 Applies to payments of all kind, e.g., taxes, permits, fees, charges, utility rates and all other purposes.
Late Fee    A 10% fee of the bill that is past due will be added to your next statement . 
Per City Ordinance you may request to have the late fee waived once every two years, by filling out a Late Fee Waiver Request Form

Increase in Rates

Effective January 1, 2024, West University Place utility rates will increase by 6% for water, 3% for sewer, and 3.5% for solid waste. 


Water Rates

Base Monthly ChargesRates: As of January 1, 2023  
New Rates: Effective January 1, 2024
Meters Serving Residential Customers
5/8" or 3/4" meter

$11.82

$12.53
1" meter

$26.39

$27.98
1 1/2" meter

$50.30

$53.31
Meters Serving any other premises :
5/8" or 3/4" meter

$34.66

$36.74
1" meter

$48.76

$51.69
1 1/2" meter

$72.19

$76.52
2" meter

$219.90

$233.09
3" meter

$590.47

$625.90
Gallon charges (per 1,000 gallons):
Regular Meters:Cost per 1,000 gallonsCost per 1,000 gallons 
First 3,000 gallons (0 to 3,000)

$4.66

$4.94
Next 6,000 gallons (3,001 to 9,000)

$5.67

$6.01
Next 6,000 gallons (9,001 to 15,000)

$6.73

$7.13
Next 10,000 gallons (15,001 to 25,000)

$8.06

$8.54
Each 1,000 gallons thereafter (over 25,000)

$10.71$11.35



Water-only Meters:

Cost per 1,000 gallons 

Cost per 1,000 gallons 
First 7,500 gallons (0 to 7,500)

$6.25

$6.63
Next 7,500 gallons (7,501 to 15,000)

$8.06

$8.54
Each 1,000 gallons thereafter (over 15,000)

$10.71$11.35



Sewer Rates

Base Monthly Charge
Amount Effective: January 1, 2024
Meters Serving Residential-Only Customers
$9.53 $9.81
Meters Serving Any Other Premises
$22.84 $23.52
Gallon Charges (per 1,000 gallons)
$4.23 - Residential-only customers
$4.23 - Any other premises
$4.36
$4.36

Solid Waste Rates

Base Monthly Charge Amount
Effective: January 1, 2024
Regular Rate $35.15 $36.38
Senior Discount (Over 65) $17.85 $18.47
Disabled Discount $17.85 $18.47