Utility Rates

Water/Sewer

Residential 
Residential water is billed a basic charge of $55.80 per month. Water usage is billed at $0.90 per thousand gallons. Residential sewer is billed at a flat $46.50 per month. Water meters are read every other month, March through November. You will be billed for water usage in addition to your basic bill on each of the read months.

Commercial
Commercial sewer rates vary according to winter water usage. The amount billed includes a utility tax of 20% calculated on the gross operating income of the water and sewer utilities.

Garbage 

Please make sure all garbage is bagged and securely tied before placing in garbage receptacle. 

65 Gal Toter: $24.90
95 Gal Toter: $33.30

Temporary Dumpsters are available upon request. They come in different sizes ranging from 1YD to 8YD. Please contact City Hall to for pricing and pick up schedule. 

Extra Fees

If your garbage toter lid is up more than 3-4" on pickup day, you will be charged $3.00 for extra garbage. Extra bags will be picked up for $3.00 each if placed next your can on pickup day. EVERYTHING, including yard waste, MUST be bagged and tied. If you missed your garbage day, you may call City Hall to arrange a Return Trip with a $6.25 fee. Please call utility billing (509-754-4601) for any other questions. The amount billed includes a utility tax of 20% calculated on the gross operating income of the garbage utilities.



For more specific information on the 2021 Utility Rates, see Pages 37-42 of Title 3 - Revenue and Finance of the Ephrata Municipal Code.