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2018 Utility Services & Rates
2018 Utility Rates
The City of Battle Ground provides water, sewer, and stormwater drainage utilities to residential and commercial customers. Rates are established to cover the cost of a safe and sustainable delivery system. Revenue from customer-paid fees are consigned to individual utility enterprise funds used exclusively for the cost of providing the service.

Water

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Water Rates - Residential 
Basic Meter Charge Flat monthly rate; includes 3 units          (1 unit = 748 gallons = 100 ccf)  $14.40
Residential Consumption  additional 4 - 15 units (per unit)  $2.30
 additional 16+ units (per unit)  $2.88
 Water Rates - Commercial
Basic Meter Charge Commercial  5/8" meter $21.78
 3/4" meter  $24.03
 1" meter  $41.08
 1.5" meter  $73.38
 2" meter  $113.68
 3" meter  $226.23
 4" meter  $361.29
Commercial Consumption per unit (100 cubic feet / 748 gallons) $3.60
Commercial Irrigation Annual connection $50.65
De-activation charge $22.51
 Water Rates - Outside the City
Commercial and residential service outside city limits Rates and charges are all 1.5 times the in-city rates and charges



Sewer
Sewer volume is based on water consumption. The city establishes an individual residential customer's sewer use for the upcoming year by averaging the user's water consumption for the most recent winter months of December through March. The newly established sewer volume rate takes effect in April of each year. The city uses the winter months' average as the most equitable measure because much of the water used in warmer months is for watering lawns and gardens and does not enter the sewer system. 

 Sewer Rates - Residential 
Flat Rate      1 ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit)  $36.00 
Volume Rate  Based on water consumption and winter averaging (see above).  $1.40/unit
Sewer Rates - Commercial 
Flat Rate  Per ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit)
 $36.00/ERU
Volume Rate    Based on water consumption; total water units/100ccf used   $1.40/unit
Sewer Rates - Outside the City
Commercial and residential service outside city limits
Rates and charges are all 1.5 times the in-city rates and charges





Stormwater Drainage
Since stormwater has the potential to negatively impact our environment, the WA State Department of Ecology carefully regulates the systems that collect and manage it. The city's Stormwater Drainage System consists of the infrastructure that collects and distributes stormwater as well as the systems and methods used to prevent potential stormwater pollutants from entering our local streams. 

 Stormwater Drainage Rate
Stormwater Drainage Rate        Flat monthly rate  $10.96



City Utility Taxes
A utility tax of 20% is charged to customers of city-operated utilities. The revenue is dedicated to the general fund and is essential to support public safety (police and fire), parks and streets.  Learn more about City of Battle Ground taxes.