Water Rates

The City of Marysville provides more than 6.6 million gallons per day of quality drinking water to more than 22,175 connections throughout the City (pop. 68,000) 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 2019 to 2020, are illustrated in the chart below.


 2020 Water Base Rates - (Bi-monthly) 

Meter Size Per Unit
AWWA Meter Factor
City Rate
Rural Rate
Outside UGA Rate


5/8"

1

$24.05

$36.09

$48.10

3/4"

1.5

$36.09

$54.11

$72.14

1"

2.5

$60.14

$90.20

$120.26

1.5"

5.0

$120.26 

$180.39

$240.52

2"

8.0

$192.40

$288.62

$384.80

3"

16.0

$384.80 

$577.22

$769.63

4"

25.0

$601.28 

$901.93

$1,202.55


Volume rates adjusted through rate structure changes, in addition to the annual 2% increase from 2019 to 2020, 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

Volume Tiers
Usage billed in 1,000 gallon increments
City Rate (per 1,000 gallons)
Rural Rate (per 1,000 gallons)
Outside UGA Rate (per 1,000 gallons)

1st Tier

0 to 6,000

$1.30 

$1.94 

$2.59

2nd Tier

7,000-20,000

$4.52 

$6.80

$9.06

3rd Tier

21,000-30,000

$5.17

$7.75

$10.36

4th Tier

31,000 +

$5.82

$8.74

$11.65

 Example of residential water charge calculation based on 12,000 gallons (average residential household usage):

6 x $1.30 = $7.80 plus 6 x $4.52 = $27.12 Total = $34.92 (plus base rate, dependent on meter size)  


Commercial Volume Tiers & Rates

Volume Tiers
Usage billed in 1,000 gallon increments
City Rate (per 1,000 gallons)
Rural Rate (per 1,000 gallons)
Outside UGA Rate (per 1,000 gallons)

1st Tier

0 to 6,000

$1.30

$1.94

$2.59

2nd Tier

7,000 +

$3.23

$4.86

$6.46

An average commercial customer uses 50,000-60,000 gallons over two months. 

 

For more information, please see our 2020 City Utilities Guide