We read meters and bill our customers every two months. You will see a bill at the beginning of every odd numbered month and the balance is due at the end of that month.
We take payment in the form of checks or cash, we do not process credit or debit cards. Click to subscribe to paperless statements.
Late fees are charged if the bill is past due 15 days, giving you 45 days from your initial notice. Further failure to pay will result in charges for late payment notice, and service shut-off fee.
- Meter Rate – This is the base meter fee we charge for two months based on the size of your meter. See our current rates.
- Water usage – This charge will vary depending on how much water you use, and is billed per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons). Reading your meter
- City of LFP fees – The city also charges a fee for your water service per RCW 35A.47.040. This fee is collected as a franchise fee for the use of the right-of-way where our pipes are located. The rate and terms of the franchise are negotiated as needed.
- Washington State fees – This Washington State public utility tax is calculated by adding the above three fees together and multiplying by the tax rate. Collections go primarily to the state general fund.
- CIF or Capital Improvement Fee – This tax exempt fee is charged per ERU and goes directly into a district fund that is used solely for capital improvement projects such as pipeline replacement and infrastructure upgrades. This is a variable charge that is set by the district to provide funding for approved projects.
- Current Reading: The total that was indicated on your meter when it was read.
- Current Usage: This is the amount of water used since the last read in units of 100 cubic feet.
- ERU -Equivilant Residential Unit – All single family homes in our district are charged based on 1 ERU, and it’s definition is the average amount of water used by such a residence. It becomes a multiplier when a commercial account or business may be charged multiple ERU’s depending on their size and typical usage. (eg. a business that uses 4 times as much water as the average single family home will have an ERU of 4)