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A stand-by fee means a fee charged by the City for Water and Sewer availability when City Water is shut-off, but not disconnected. Availability means the City currently has capacity to serve the connected unit.
It takes approximately three months of services to offset the water meter shut off fee. If you will be gone less than three months, you still may want to have your water shut off to prevent damage from a potential leak.
The City is unable to "shut-off" Sewer-only customers.
To request your Water to be shut off, complete and bring the Standby Request form to the Finance Department at 152 W Cedar St.
Standby Request Form
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Garbage services, which are required for all city residents, are provided by DM Disposal. Contact DM Disposal at (360) 452-7278 for service.
Electricity is provided by the Clallam County PUD. For more details, contact the Clallam County PUD at (360) 452-9771.
Also, glass recycling bins are available to citizens, free of charge, at 2nd & Hemlock (near the City Shop) and 701 E Washington (in the parking lot).
• Pay online from our Home Page at: www.sequimwa.gov • Mail the payment stub from your bill with a check payable to the City of Sequim to PO Box 1087, Sequim, WA 98382. • Pay in person with a check, cash, debit or credit card at the Finance Dept. (152 W Cedar St). • Pay online thru our secure website at www.sequimwa.gov. • Leave a payment in the drop box behind the public restrooms at 144 N Sequim Ave. • Sign-up for In-house Auto-Pay. Complete the Authorization for Automatic Payment of Utility Bills form and attach a voided check. In-house Automatic Payments are deducted from checking accounts the 10th, 20th or 25th of every month, you choose which one works best for you. In-house Automatic Payment customers still receive a bill through the mail.
Utility rate studies utilize the “customer class” to determine the adequacy of the rates charged. Your customer class is typically a factor of where you live and the ability of the city to deliver services to that area. There are three different customer classes. The “sewer-only” customer class represents those customers that receive sewer services from the City but are provided water by another entity or their own well. The “water-only” class receives only water services from the city and the “water & sewer” class logically receive both services from the City.
Water:Base Fee: $24.28Water Use: $.00844 per cubic foot for first 600 cubic feet $.02497 per cubic foot for 601 to 1600 cubic feet $.03121 per cubic foot over 1600 cubic feet Example:Total Water Consumed = 700 cubic feet:Base Fee: $24.28Water Used: $7.56 (600 x $.00844) + (100 x .02497)
Water Bill = $31.84
For a Business (note: rates differ for hotel/motels and RV sites)
Effective January 1, 2017, rates for businesses within the city limits are as follows:
Water:Meter-size Base Fee: ¾” pipe $24.281” pipe $40.551½” pipe $80.852” pipe $129.413” pipe $242.76
Water Use: $.00844 per cubic foot for first 600 cubic feet $.02497 per cubic foot for excess of 600 cubic feet Example:Total Water Consumed = 700 cubic feet:Base Fee: $40.55 ( for a 1" size)Water Used: $7.56 (600 x $.00844) + (100 x .02497) Water Bill = $48.11
All rates are subject to change and are set by resolution /ordinance.
For customer’s who receive only sewer services (sewer-only class) the base rate is $63.97 for residents within the city limits. Residents outside the city limits are charged 2 times the in-city rate or as set by contract.
For a Business (note: rates differ for hotel/motels and RV sites):Effective January 1, 2017, business customers on City water & sewer are charged a base rate based on their water meter size. Customers that use more than 600 cubic feet of water are charged a sewer usage fee of $.06335, per cubic foot for each cubic foot over 600.
All rates are subject to change and are set by resolution/ordinance.
The City winter water use is evaluated yearly, with the change in rate, if any, appearing on the bill for May usage.
All NEW customers will be charged at the higher sewer rate of $70.31 until they have established a winter water usage history with us (November thru April, all-inclusive).
Standby Request Form
The standby fees for Water and Sewer are each $26.26 totaling $52.52, per unit, for City Water users. Standby is available for Water-&-Sewer and Water-only customers. Standby is not available to the Sewer-only class.
If approved, the Utility Billing Clerk will adjust your water bill accordingly.
Application for Leak Adjustment