Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans to update charges for development-related services, including water service installations (“taps”), the water connection charge, water main extensions and improvements, hydrant services, and others.
Current charges do not reflect the actual costs for SPU to provide these services in 2021. Updating these charges will ensure that SPU is recovering the full cost and that ratepayers are not subsidizing these individual services.
To update separate charges, SPU will need to adopt a director’s rule. The public can comment on the rule during a formal comment period, which ends on May 20, 2021.
If the director’s rule is adopted, revised charges will become effective on July 1, 2021.
To learn more about the proposed 2021 charges updates, visit Development Services Office News.