ATTENTION ALL LACEY UTILITY CUSTOMERS:
The City Council approved an increase to wastewater rates each year, from 2015 through 2019. For the average residential Lacey wastewater customer, this means a monthly increase of about $0.80/month each year for 5 years, or $4.01/month increase from 2014 rates to 2019 proposed rates.
For more information, please read through our Wastewater Rate Changes: Frequently Asked Questions or contact Lacey Water Resources at (360) 491-5600.
A look at tiered water rates.
Like many communities in our state, Lacey’s water utility adopted a consumption-based, tiered water rate structure — meaning that as more water is used, the relative cost applied to additional quantities of water will increase.How does this affect your water bill?
A typical Lacey household uses approximately 6,000 gallons of water per month during the winter and 17,000 gallons monthly during the summer, primarily due to outdoor watering. Water used during the summer months to irrigate the lawn and garden is often more expensive than water consumed for everyday household uses. Visit our water conservation page
to learn more about how you can save money on your water bill by using less water in your home.
In addition to the base rate of $15.67 within the city or $18.80 outside of the city, an example of how water will be assessed for a typical single-family household is expressed below, using an average of in-city rates and out-of-city rates (actual rates are found in the tables following the example):
||The first 600 cubic feet you use in a month is charged at a rate of about 5.9 gallons for a penny.|
If you use between 601-1200 cubic feet in a month, it is charged at at rate of about 2.3 gallons for a penny.
If you use between 1201-2400 cubic feet in a month, it is charged at at rate of about 1.8 gallons for a penny.
||Any water used above 2,401 cubic feet is charged at a rate of about 1.4 gallons for a penny.|