2020 Single Family Residential Utilities Rates


Type of Cart Rate
(Per Month)
1-32 Gal Refuse Cart $18.11
1-68 Gal Refuse Cart $32.78
1-95 Gal Refuse Cart $47.86
Yard Waste Recycle Cart* $17.29

*This optional service is billed only March through November.


Charge Inside City Rate
(Per Month)
Outside City Rate
(Per Month)
Wastewater $32.37 $64.75
Water Service $17.22 $25.83
Stormwater $4.55 No charge
Water-Wastewater Capital $30.39 $34.83

Some single-family residential customers who use less water receive a wastewater bill discount of $5 a month ($60 a year) based on their indoor water usage. View more information about the credit.

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.

Water Usage

Step Usage Units Inside City Rate* Outside City Rate*
1 First 4,500 gallons 1- 6 units $ 0.33 $ 0.49
2 Next 3,000 gallons 7-10 units $ 0.70 $ 1.05
3 Next 26,100 gallons 11-45 units $ 0.93 $ 1.41
4 Over 33,600 gallons Over 45 units $ 1.20 $ 1.80

*Per water unit, rounded to the nearest cent.

General information on Commercial Rates is found here. For information about specific bills for commercial account, contact Utilities Billing at 311 or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489).

Budget Billing

City of Spokane utility bills vary from month to month based on the amount of water a customer uses. For greater consistency of billing amounts, customers can request a budget billing option that spreads amounts evenly across all months of the year.

Customers can call Utilities Billing at 311 or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489) Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to set up budget billing for their accounts.

Senior & Disabled Credits

The City has added new credits of up to $10/month total for low-income seniors and disabled individuals who qualify for property tax exemptions through Spokane County. Call 3-1-1 for information or learn more online.

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