Water Service

The City of Marysville provides more than 6.5 million gallons per day of quality drinking water to more than 18,872 connections throughout the City (pop. 64,140) and within the Coordinated Water Study Plan (CWSP) Area, as well as providing necessary fire flows, at rates that are competitive in the Puget Sound region.

The City uses American Water Works Association (AWWA) meter factors to determine monthly meter rates for meters larger than 5/8-inch. The flat meter fee is established by AWWA (nationally-recognized standard) and helps equitably distribute service costs that are not related to volume of water used, such as bill production, customer service, water service inspections and meter reading, maintenance and replacement.

Customers are billed bi-monthly. Bi-monthly Meter Base Rates for all customers and base rates adjusted as a result of rate restructuring, incorporating the annual 2% increase from 2015 to 2016, are illustrated in the chart below. Rates shown are in addition to the base fee.

2016 Water Rates - (Bi-monthly)
Meter Size Per Unit
AWWA Meter
Factor
City Rate
Rural Rate
Outside
UGA Rate
5/8" 1 $22.22 $33.34 $44.44
3/4" 1.5 $33.34 $49.99 $66.65
1" 2.5 $55.56 $83.33 $111.10
1.5" 5.0 $111.10 $166.65 $222.20
2" 8.0 $177.75 $266.64 $355.50
3" 16.0 $355.50 $533.26 $711.02
4" 25.0 $555.49 $833.24 $1,110.97

Volume rates adjusted through rate structure changes, in addition to the annual 2% increase from 2015 to 2016, are reflected in the charts below for residential, multi-family (per unit), and commercial customers, are illustrated below.

Residential & Multi-family (per unit) Volume Tiers & Rates
Bi-monthly Base Rates

Volume Tiers

2-Month Usage (in gallons)

City Rate

Rural Rate

Outside UGA Rate
1st Tier 0 to 6,000 $1.20 $1.79 $2.39
2nd Tier 7,000-20,000 $4.18 $6.28 $8.37
3rd Tier 21,000-30,000 $4.78 $7.16 $9.57
4th Tier 31,000 + $5.38 $8.07 $10.76

An average residential customer uses between 11,000-12,000 gallons in a two-month period, while an average multi-family unit averages between 8,000-9,000 gallons in a two-month period.

Commercial Volume Tiers & Rates
Bi-monthly Base Rates

Volume Tiers

2-Month Usage (in gallons)

City Rate

Rural Rate

Outside UGA Rate
1st Tier 0 to 6,000 $1.20 $1.79 $2.39
2nd Tier 7,000 + $2.99 $4.49 $5.97
An average commercial customer uses 50,000-60,000 gallons over two months.