What can I do to reduce my sewer charges?

Reducing overall water use during the winter averaging period is essential in cutting your sewer charges for the coming year. This reduction can be accomplished by fixing all leaks as soon as possible (toilets, faucets, service lines, irrigation systems). 


  • Turn off irrigation systems.
  • Consider replacing old toilets with new, water-efficient models.
  • Replace old shower heads and faucet aerators with new, efficient models.
  • Use only the water that is needed when washing hands, dishes or brushing teeth. 

Please note:  If you have a water leak during this time period which caused your water consumption to be higher than usual, it is extremely important to notify the billing office at 253-851-6157. 

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1. Why does the city use winter use for averaging?
2. How is winter averaging calculated?
3. What if I use less water than my winter average?
4. When is the winter averaging rate effective?
5. What can I do to reduce my sewer charges?