2018 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 $17.24 $33.38
1.5 inch $28.12 $49.71
2 inch $39.84 $67.30
3 inch $63.83 $103.27
4 inch $87.91 $139.39
6 inch $124.34 $194.04
8 inch $254.77 $389.79
10 inch $372.05 $565.61

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.

Usage Inside City Rate
(Per hundred cubic feet)
Outside City Rate
(Per hundred cubic feet)
Zero up to 600 cubic feet
(Charge for all use: zero up to 600.)
$0.3220 $0.4830
Greater than 600 up to 1,000 cubic feet
(Charge for all use: zero up to 1,000.)
$0.6683 $1.0026
Greater than 1,000 cubic feet
(Charge for all use: zero to amount used.)
$0.9667 $1.4501

Private Fire Protection Meter Charge

Meter Size Inside City Rate Outside City Rate
3 inch or less $18.25 $27.38
4 inch $25.76 $38.63
6 inch $35.80 $53.70
8 inch $43.31 $64.96
10 inch $51.80 $77.70

Sewer, Stormwater & Capital

Charge Inside City Rate Outside City Rate
Commercial Sewer Charge Per Million Gallons of Water Use $2,158.19 $4,316.37
OR Per Hundred Cubic Feet $1.62 $3.23
General Stormwater Charge Per impervious acre per year $1,038.59 N/A
Per one-one hundredth impervious acre per month. (See RCW 35.67.020; RCW 35.92.020) $0.86 N/A
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Stormwater user surcharge (per acre or equivalent thereof) $75.21 N/A
Water-Wastewater Capital Minimum commercial user charge
(includes first forty eight units)
$28.70 $32.89
Consumption charge (over forty eight units) (per hundred cubic feet) $0.6019 $1.2036

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