• Water, Sewer, and Storm and Surface Water Rates

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    Utility services are funded through rates. The City Council approves new rates for Bellevue Utilities that go into effect every Jan. 1. Rates are reviewed regularly to ensure the level of service expected by customers continues to be provided. 2020 Utilities Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rates

    Our purpose is simple – we provide efficient, daily essential services that keep Bellevue one of the best places to live while remaining competitive with what neighboring cities charge for similar services.

    Combined Monthly Bill Comparison

    The comparison below shows how Bellevue's utilities rates are competitive with what neighboring cities charge. The comparison is based on the following:

    • 2020 rates
    • Water: Consumption of 8.5 ccf (6,358 gallons)/month, 3/4” water meter
    • Wastewater: Use of 7.5 ccf (5,610 gallons)/month, bill includes Metro charge
    • Storm: 10,000 square-foot lot, moderately developed area
    Graph showing comparison of Bellevue's average utility bill compared with neighboring cities


    Charges are based on the size of your meter and amount of water you use. Water use is billed in units of 100 cubic feet (1ccf). 100 cubic feet of water equals 748 gallons.


    Charges for single-family homes include a wastewater treatment charge from King County Metro and volume charges based on average water use between Dec. 15 and June 15. Multifamily has a per unit rate with additional charges based on water use over the minimum amount. Wastewater charges for businesses are based on a charge from King County Metro and a volume charge determined by your water use.

    Storm and Surface Water

    Flood prevention/care of streams and lakes service charges are based on the area of your property and the percentage of impervious surface (roofs, driveways, decks, etc.)

    For questions about rates, please call the Utilities Department (contact information in the right column of this page). Get involved with rate setting and the city's budget by attending Environmental Services Commission meetings.