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If any street or alley is to be improved, the service lines to all adjacent tracts, lots or parcels of lands, either vacant or occupied, shall be installed prior to such improvement at the property owner’s expense.

A. Effective January 1, 2017, rates for meter and service installation shall be as follows:

Meter/Service Diameter

Meter and Service

Service Only

Meter Only

5/8 x 3/4 with 1" service




1 inch




1-1/2 inch




2 inch




3 inch

Note 1

Note 1


4 inch

Note 1

Note 1


6 inch

Note 1

Note 1


8 inch and larger

Note 1

Note 1

Note 2

Note 1.The city does not install service larger than 2 inch. For larger services the customer is responsible for submitting drawings for city approval and for installation of the service.

Note 2.Prices available upon request.

B. Meter and Service Relocates. Effective January 1, 2017, rates for relocation of water service shall be as follows:

Service relocates ten feet (10') and less


Service relocates over ten feet (10')


Meter box raise/raise yoke fee


One (1") inch yoke replacement fee


The city does not perform half-street restoration work. If the service installation or relocation requires half-street restoration, the applicant shall hire a contractor approved by the city to work within the right-of-way, obtain a right-of-way permit, and complete all work themselves (including service installation or relocation). The service installation or relocation and the half-street restoration work must be complete prior to the city setting the water meter.

C. Commencing January 1, 2018, and effective January 1st of each year thereafter, the fees set by subsections A and B of this section shall be adjusted annually at a rate based upon the change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Bellevue Metropolitan Area as prepared by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and as published as of the preceding June 30th. The annual fee adjustment for each rate category shall be rounded to the nearest $5.00. This annual adjustment shall not apply to the “Meter Only” fees. (Ord. M-4359 § 1, 2021; Ord. M-4257 § 2, 2018; Ord. M-4184 § 1, 2016; Ord. M-3755 § 4, 2006; Ord. M-2481 § 2, 1984; Ord. M-1167 § 4, 1970; Ord. M-578, 1961; Ord. M-144 § 8-A, 1954)