Utility Billing & Rates
Paying Your Utility Bill
- Pay online in the City's Utility Billing and Payment Center.
- Mail Payment to: PO Box 3503 Seattle, WA 98124
- Secure Drop Box: Outside City Hall front door, 38624 SE River Street
- In-person: Finance Counter | 1st Floor City Hall | Tues-Thurs, 10am-2pm
**See left sidebar for frequently requested applications, forms, and detailed rate table.**
Monthly Utility Bill for a Typical Single-Family Residence
What do utility rates fund?
- The water utility provides the management and maintenance necessary to deliver high quality drinking water to the residents and businesses of Snoqualmie. Through a reliable collection, treatment, and distribution system, the city is able to supply clean and readily available water to support a healthy community.
- The sewer utility provides the management and maintenance necessary to deliver a reliable system for the collection, conveyance, and treatment of sewage from residential and commercial users. The service provided ensures that residents and businesses can enjoy a personally clean, hygienic, and sanitary life free from contamination.
- The stormwater utility provides the management and maintenance necessary to preserve storm drainage, catch basin, and water retention facilities critical for healthy streams, clean water, and a green environment. The average annual rainfall in Snoqualmie is 60 inches, higher than other areas around Puget Sound. The city maintains facilities to the highest standard to keep rain from washing pollutants into streams or from overwhelming drainage capacity. Ultimately, such efforts contribute to the wider regional goal of protecting the health and ecology of the Snoqualmie River and Puget Sound.
Why are rate increases needed?
Rate increases are needed to keep the water, sewer, and stormwater utilities operating reliably for customers. The city needs to consistently invest in the repair, replacement, and improvement of utility infrastructure. The additional revenue generated by rate increases is used to preserve utility system infrastructure, fix deficiencies in the existing utility system, and maintain levels of service for customers.
How do Snoqualmie’s rates compare to other nearby cities?
The City of Snoqualmie conducted a comprehensive utility rate study in 2020 to ensure its customers are paying a rate that approximates the cost of providing utility services. Compared with other Snoqualmie Valley cities, such as North Bend and Carnation, Snoqualmie’s average residential monthly bills are lower. In addition, the city also implemented smaller rate increases than other cities such as Bellevue, Issaquah, and Redmond over the next six-year period.
Utility Rate Table
The City of Snoqualmie 2021-2026 Utilities Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) guides the acquisition and improvement of water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure, setting forth the capital projects and programs the city intends to complete over the six-year period. To complete the projects and programs, utility rates generally increase each year, as state law requires that utility rates pay for utility infrastructure and service.