2017 Commercial Utilities Rates

Water, wastewater, and stormwater rates for commercial customers vary based on the size of meter, number of meters, use of water, existence of a fire protection system, and other factors. The following is basic information about commercial rates. Specific information about a particular commercial location is available by calling Utilities Billing at 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489).

Basic Monthly Water Meter Charge

Meter Size Inside City Rate Outside City Rate
1 inch or less $16.75 $32.44
1.5 inch $27.33 $48.31
2 inch $38.72 $65.40
3 inch $62.03 $100.36
4 inch $85.43 $135.46
6 inch $120.84 $188.57
8 inch $247.59 $378.70
10 inch $361.56 $549.67

Water Consumption Charges

Water meters measure in cubic feet. The City of Spokane bills consumption based on units. A unit is equal to 100 cubic feet or approximately 748 gallons. This chart is based on per month usage.

Tier Usage Units Inside City Rate* Outside City Rate*
1 First 4,500 gallons 0-6 units $0.31 $0.47
2 Next 3,000 gallons 7-10 units $0.65 $0.97
3 Over 3,000 gallons 11-45 units $0.94 $1.41

Fire Protection Meter Charge

Meter Size Inside City Rate Outside City Rate
3 inch or less $17.74 $26.61
4 inch $25.03 $37.54
6 inch $34.79 $52.19
8 inch $42.09 $63.13
10 inch $50.34 $75.51

Sewer, Stormwater & Capital Construction

Charge Inside City Rate Outside City Rate
Commercial Sewer Charge Per Million Gallons of Water Use $2,097.37 $4,194.72
OR Per Cubic Foot (748 Gallons) $1.57 $3.14
General Stormwater Charge Minimum Commercial Charge/Month $4.18 N/A
Per Impervious Acre/Year $1009.32 N/A
OR Per 1/100 Impervious Acre/Month $0.84 N/A
Integrated Capital Charge Basic Monthly Charge $27.89 $31.96
Consumption Charge per Cubic Foot* $0.58 $1.17

*Applies after first 48 cubic feet of water consumption for inside City customers and after the first 28 cubic feet of consumption for outside City customers.

Solid Waste Collection & Recycling

The City also offers a variety of solid waste services for commercial customers. View service information and rate information.


Contact Information

Utility Bill
Spokane City Hall
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489)
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Email: ubill@spokanecity.org