Stormwater Acct. Info

Utility Emergencies and Locates

If you smell a gas odor, see downed power lines or have a utility emergency during regular business hours (9:00AM - 4:00PM) please call 360-825-5541. 
If it is after regular business hours
(4:00PM - 7:30AM)
call 360-825-3505.

In an emergency, call 911.


To have utilities located on your property, please call 811 two business days before you begin digging. This will alert your utility providers to come out and mark their buried lines from the street to your house for free.

In November 2017, the city council authorized the creation of a Stormwater Utility (Ord. 2624, 2017). This utility was established to properly fund the cost of all personnel, administration, equipment, maintenance, and stormwater projects necessary to insure the city stays in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Per EMC 14.10.510, the city determined that the stormwater system provides benefits and services to all property within the incorporated city limits. As such, there are no exemptions granted from the user fees. Monthly stormwater utility billing for all properties started September 1st, 2018.

Stormwater Utility Rates

Property Classification   Rate
Single Family Detached Residential Property   $6.50 per Month
Other Developed Property   $6.50 per *ESU per Month
​1.0 ESU Minimum
Rate increase January 1, 2020  Resolution No# 1662    

(1 ESU equals 3,200 square feet of impervious surface)

Note: 3,200 square feet is the current average amount of impervious surface cover (roofs, pavement, or compacted parking areas) of a single family residential property in the City. *ESU is the abbreviation for Equivalent Service Unit

Stormwater utility fees and rates are reviewed annually during the budget process or at other times as determined by the city council.