Tacoma Water’s residential rates vary inside and outside the Tacoma city limits. In each case, however, there is a monthly service charge based on the size of the water meter, plus a charge for the amount of water used. Water use is measured in cubic feet and billed in units of 100 cubic feet or ccf. A hundred cubic feet of water, or one unit, equals 748 gallons.
Tacoma Water charges a higher rate for water use above five units from June 1st through September 30. This reflects the higher cost of providing water during the summer and is designed to encourage water conservation. Both previous and present meter readings appear on each bill along with the amount of water used. Residents of Werron Road, Day Island and Hyada pay a temporary surcharge for improvements to their water systems.
Customers who have questions about residential water rates should call the Customer Services Office at 502-8600. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also can find information about your utility bill on the Internet at www.utiligraph.com.
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