Rate Increase

Bothell City Council approved a utility rate increase to fund reliable, safe, and efficient utility operations and maintenance and to provide revenue for required utility improvements.

Effective Jan. 1

City of Bothell sewer, water, and stormwater rates were increased by 3%.

The process to determine water and sewer rates

Sewer rates are based on average water usage volume during the winter months to exclude irrigation and other warm-weather water usages during the summer. 

Process for accounts with only sewer service

Sewer rates for customers that have sewer service only, as well as new development properties, are based on a Citywide residential winter average water use that increased slightly in 2018 and resulted in an additional 3% increase.


Contact us if you have additional questions.

Utility Rate Infographic explaining 6% rate increase