Utility Accounts

Application for Service


To open a water and/or sewer account with the City of Yelm, return the utility application to City Hall, along with your identification.  If you are unable to visit City Hall, your signature must be notarized. Please allow 24 hours to connect a new service.

If you are the owner of a rental unit, you have option to open the utility account in your name or place the account in the tenant’s name as a courtesy. The homeowner completes the application and you will receive a duplicate copy of delinquent bills. The tenant will receive the monthly billing. 

If you use a property management company to manage your rental, you can authorize the property manager to transfer the account in your absence. 

Payment Options


In person with cash, check, debit or credit cards at City Hall, the payment counter is open from
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A drop box is located in the parking lot closest to Yelm Avenue.

Online with a credit or debit card.

By phone with a credit card by calling Official Payments at 1-800-272-9829.  There is a fee to use this service.  Yelm's jurisdiction code is 5638.

Automatically with autodraft - with payment directly from your bank or credit union on the 15th of each month.

Monthly Billing


A combined water, sewer, and stormwater statement is mailed to consumers on the last working day of each month. Landlord and property owners that are not currently receiving monthly utility bills are billed semi-annually for stormwater. The statement includes a graph to allow usage comparison for your account, billing charges calculation information, emergency contact information, and a comment section.  Bills are due on the 15th of each month.

Delinquency Notices


On the 16th of each month, accounts are delinquent.  Notices are mailed to accounts with outstanding balances, indicating their past due balance and the date service will be disconnected for non-payment.  Payment of outstanding amounts must be received at City Hall before the grace period expires to avoid service interruption and the addition of a $50.00 service fee. 

2016 Rates

 
Water
 
Meter Size Meter Charge Use Rate
5/8 inch (Typical Residential) $32.52 0 – 400 cubic feet $3.05
1 inch $81.30 401 – 1,000 cubic feet $4.71
1 1/2 inch $162.60 1,001 – 2,000 cubic feet $10.64
2 inch $260.15 2,001 - 3,000 cubic feet $11.55
3 inch $520.31 3,001 cubic feet and up $13.23
4 inch $812.98 Commercial $8.17
6 inch $812.98 Irrigation $13.23
5/8 inch (Outside City Limits) $53.21
Low Income Senior Citizen $0.00
 
Sewer

City-Owned Electrical Meter
Private Electrical Meter
With Meter No Meter
Type of Unit Senior* Senior* Senior*
1 single-family on 1 tank $57.37 $43.02 $56.85 $42.64 $57.37 $43.02
2 single-family on 1 tank$57.37 $43.02 $56.32 $42.24 $57.37 $43.02
3 single-family on 1 tank $57.37 $43.02 $55.79 $41.85 $57.37 $43.02
Duplex units $57.37 $43.02 $56.32 $42.24 $57.37 $43.02
Triplex units $51.63 $38.73 $51.11 $38.33 $51.63 $38.73
Fourplex units $45.90 $34.43 $45.37 $34.04 $45.90 $34.43
Residential with more than four (4) units $43.02
Nonresidential units $57.37 + 0.0637 per cubic foot for flow in excess of 875 cubic feet per month 

 Stormwater
 

Impervious Surface Percentage Monthly Charge per Unit/Gross Acre of Impervious Surface
Single-family or duplex N/A $2.50 per unit
Multiple-family N/A $1.25 per unit
Condominium N/A $2.50 per unit
Commercial/Industrial- light 0 - 32% $4.00 base rate and $1.00 per acre
Commercial/Industrial- moderate 33 - 66% $4.00 base rate and $1.20 per acre
Commercial/Industrial- heavy 67 - 100%. $4.00 base rate and $1.40 per acre
 

 

 

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