Chapter 4.24
UTILITY CHARGES

4.24.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

4.24.010    Computation and assessment of charges.

4.24.020    Residential utility rate discounts--Low income elderly or low income handicapped.

4.24.030    Payment of residential utility services accounts.

4.24.040    Late payments--Interest charges.

4.24.050    Utility billing cycles and due dates.

4.24.010 Computation and assessment of charges

The rates set forth below do not reflect any possible surcharges or discounts provided to a parcel of property or customer under any provision of city ordinances or taxes assessed directly upon customers for which the city acts as collection agent.

A.    WATER

1.

Occupant turning on water after delinquent shutoff penalty

$10.00

OMC 13.04.360

2.

Delinquency notification penalty

$10.00

OMC 13.04.430

3.

Service disconnected/water reconnect for nonpayment penalty

$25.00

OMC 13.04.430

4.

Water for commercial construction purposes

$50.00 per month plus consumption charge

OMC 13.04.410

5.

Water for residential building construction purposes

Flat fee of $50.00 paid along with building permit fee

OMC 13.04.410

6.

Non-emergency after-hours water service turn on/shut off

$110.00

OMC 13.04.340

7.

Water General Facility Charges, assessed and payable as provided in OMC 13.04.375:

 

OMC 13.04.375

Meter Size

AWWA Capacity Factor

GFC

3/4"

1.00

$4,180

1" Residential Fire Sprinkler

1.00

4,180

1"

1.67

7,013

1 1/2"

3.33

13,983

2"

5.33

22,381

3"

10.67

43,739

4"

16.33

68,574

6"

33.33

139,961

8"

53.33

223,947

10"

76.67

325,604

12"

100.00

419,929

This charge shall be assessed in addition to any other charges or assessments levied under this chapter.

8.    Water Meter Rates—Inside City Limits:

a.    Schedule I: Monthly Charges.

The following is the monthly charge based upon meter size for all consumers. Monthly charges for meter sizes not listed in the schedule shall correspond to the next larger meter size listed.

Meter Size

 

Ready to Serve Charge

OMC 13.04.380

3/4-inch

$ 12.43

+ consumption charge

 

1-inch Residential Fire Sprinkler

12.43

+ consumption charge

 

1-inch

16.55

+ consumption charge

 

1 1/2-inch

26.84

+ consumption charge

 

2-inch

39.16

+ consumption charge

 

3-inch

72.09

+ consumption charge

 

4-inch

109.11

+ consumption charge

 

6-inch

211.95

+ consumption charge

 

8-inch

335.37

+ consumption charge

 

10-inch

479.34

+ consumption charge

 

12-inch

623.33

+ consumption charge

 

(1) Residential and nonresidential premises that are vacant shall be subject to payment of the full Water ready-to-serve charge. This fee will be charged even if the water is turned off.

Consumption charge per 100 cubic feet:

 

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Residential (Single Family and Duplex Residential)

$ 1.80

$ 3.02

$ 4.82

$ 6.34

Nonresidential (Multi-family and Commercial)

$ 2.52

$ 3.77

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Irrigation

$ 2.52

$ 7.44

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Blocks Definition:

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Single Family and Duplex (1) Residential

0-400 cf/unit

401-900 cf/unit

901-1,400 cf/unit

1,401+ cf unit

Nonresidential (2)

Nov-June Usage

July-Oct Usage

--

 

Irrigation

Nov-June Usage

July-Oct Usage

 

 

(1) Single family accounts with or without accessory dwelling units shall be charged as one single family account.

(2) If nonresidential block usage cannot administratively be prorated between blocks, usage shall then be billed at the block rate in which the meter reading period ends.

b.    Wholesale consumers:

See OMC 13.04.380B.

c.    State buildings with sprinkler systems or fire service connections:

See OMC 13.04.380C.

d.    Hydrants and fire protection:

The rates for fire hydrants, including test water and water used to extinguish fires, shall be deemed service charges and for any one (1) year, or fractional part thereof, as follows:

Fire hydrants

$153.36 per year

Automatic sprinkler systems or special fire service connections with the city water distribution system will be charged the monthly ready-to-serve charge based on pipe size in Section 1.6.a. Residential fire service connections that require a 1" pipe size will be charged the same as a 3/4" pipe size as shown in Subsection 8a.

B.    WASTE WATER (SEWER)

1)    LOTT Charges

LOTT wastewater monthly service charge

$37.88 per ERU

OMC 13.08.190

Nonresidential accounts shall be billed one (1) ERU minimum per month. ERU charges in excess of one (1) ERU shall be billed at the rate of $.0421 per 1 cf. for LOTT wastewater service charges.

2016 LOTT capacity development charge

$5,579.46 per ERU

OMC 13.08.210

2)    City of Olympia Monthly Sewer Charges

A)    Residential accounts with separately metered City of Olympia water service servicing: one separate single-family residence, one single-family residence with accessory dwelling unit, one unit of a residential duplex, one mobile home or one trailer shall be billed based on monthly water consumption as follows:

0 – 250 cf

$13.29 per month

 

251 – 350 cf

$13.29 per month plus $.0818 per cf

OMC 13.08.190

351 cf and above

$21.47 per month

 

B)    Residential accounts with residential duplexes with a single water meter servicing both units shall be billed based on water consumption as follows:

0 – 500 cf

$26.58 per month

 

501 – 700 cf

$26.58 per month plus $.0818 per cf

OMC 13.08.190

701 cf and above

$42.94 per month

 

C) Residential accounts not included in A) or B) above

$21.47 per ERU

OMC 13.08.190

D) Nonresidential accounts shall be billed one (1) ERU minimum per month. ERU charges in excess of one (1) ERU shall be billed at the rate of $.0307 per 1 cf. for local collection system.

$21.47 per ERU

OMC 13.08.190

3)    City of Olympia General Facility Charge

Wastewater (Sewer) general facility charge

$3,442.00 per ERU

OMC 13.08.205

Wastewater (Sewer) general facility charge for properties on public combined sewers and in the Downtown Deferred General Facility Charge Payment Option Area

$1,483.00 per ERU

OMC 13.08.010

OMC 13.08.205

C.    WASTE RESOURCES

1.    Residential garbage rates, monthly, every-other-week collection:

 

OMC 13.12.160

One twenty-gallon cart (minimum residential garbage service)

$ 9.82

One thirty-five gallon cart

 

Recycle rate

16.96

Nonrecycle rate

21.27

One sixty-five gallon cart

 

Recycle rate

23.16

Nonrecycle rate

29.03

Two sixty-five gallon carts

 

Recycle rate

44.32

Nonrecycle rate

55.49

Three sixty-five gallon carts

83.29

One ninety-six gallon cart

 

Recycle rate

40.13

Nonrecycle rate

50.28

More than three sixty-five gallon carts

83.29 + 29.03 for each sixty-five gallon cart over three carts

2.    Residential garbage rates, monthly, weekly collection:

One thirty-five gallon cart

 

Recycle rate

$ 37.39

Nonrecycle rate

46.78

One sixty-five gallon cart

 

Recycle rate

74.77

Nonrecycle rate

93.55

One ninety-five gallon cart

121.54

3.    Extended pickup:

Rate

Distance

$1/month

Over 5 feet to 25 feet

$2/month

Over 25 feet to 100 feet

$1/month

Every 50 feet over 100 feet

a.    Persons requesting extended distance service must be at least sixty-five years of age or handicapped where said person cannot wheel a full or partially full garbage cart to the collection point.

b.    No person living with the qualified applicant can wheel a full or partially full garbage cart to the collection point.

c.    Extended pickup service to be at no charge when the combined annual income of the household of the qualified applicant is equal to or less than fifty percent of the median household income in Thurston County.

d.    Persons requesting service must apply with the utilities office by filling out an affidavit for extended service. Upon approval of affidavit, service will be granted.

e.    Qualified applicant will reapply on a yearly basis on or before December 31st of each year.

f.    In the case of a multifamily residence or complex, only the qualified tenant’s cart will be clearly marked with the tenant’s name and unit number.

4.    Residential and commercial organics rate, monthly, every other week collection:

Organics:

 

Per city-owned 95-gallon cart or each 1/2 yard of material collected

$ 10.25

5.    Commercial garbage rates, monthly, weekly collection:

One ten gallon can (minimum commercial garbage service)

$ 6.76

One thirty-two gallon can or cart

19.96

Two thirty-two gallon cans or equivalent cart service

30.45

Three thirty-two gallon cans or equivalent cart service

57.26

Four thirty-two gallon cans or equivalent cart service

75.44

More than four thirty-two gallon cans or equivalent cart service

75.44 + 19.96 for each additional thirty-two gallons of service

6.    95-gallon garbage and refuse cart service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 57.26

Two pickups weekly

109.73

Three pickups weekly

160.02

Four pickups weekly

211.24

Five pickups weekly

261.82

7.    One-yard garbage and refuse dumpster service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 112.57

Two pickups weekly

221.35

Three pickups weekly

326.41

Four pickups weekly

431.26

Five pickups weekly

535.96

Six pickups weekly

640.78

8.    One and one-half yard garbage and refuse dumpster service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 148.83

Two pickups weekly

283.66

Three pickups weekly

417.39

Four pickups weekly

550.82

Five pickups weekly

684.21

Six pickups weekly

818.05

9.    Two-yard garbage and refuse dumpster service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 184.90

Two pickups weekly

352.81

Three pickups weekly

520.80

Four pickups weekly

688.76

Five pickups weekly

856.77

Six pickups weekly

1,022.03

10.    Three-yard garbage and refuse dumpster service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 261.59

Two pickups weekly

511.98

Three pickups weekly

760.20

Four pickups weekly

1,015.80

Five pickups weekly

1,257.02

Six pickups weekly

1,494.23

11.    Four-yard garbage and refuse dumpster service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 328.93

Two pickups weekly

650.87

Three pickups weekly

966.40

Four pickups weekly

1,275.29

Five pickups weekly

1,577.62

Six pickups weekly

1,874.84

12.    Six-yard garbage and refuse dumpster service, monthly:

One pickup weekly

$ 477.62

Two pickups weekly

932.71

Three pickups weekly

1,384.68

Four pickups weekly

1,836.32

Five pickups weekly

2,288.12

Six pickups weekly

2,631.35

13.    Prepaid extra tag for unscheduled collection of a bag on regular garbage collection day; $5.39/each.

14.    Extra unscheduled can, bag or box on regular garbage collection day to which a City approved prepaid tag is not attached: $8.81/each.

15.    Fees for special pickups, minor ancillary services, and yard waste drop-off site disposal services, other than unscheduled extra cans or material on regular collection day, shall be established by the City Manager, based on cost of service; to include labor, equipment, distance traveled, and volume of materials as appropriate.

16.    City-owned drop boxes: customers will be charged repair fees on boxes which have been burned or damaged:

Ten cubic yards:

 

 

Delivery fee

$ 63.65

 

Daily rental

2.19

 

Hauling fee

193.86

 

Dumping charge

 

Current disposal fee, surcharge and 13.6% service fee on disposal fee

Twenty cubic yards:

 

 

Delivery fee

$ 63.65

 

Daily rental

2.82

 

Hauling fee

193.86

 

Dumping charge

 

Current disposal fee, surcharge and 13.6% service fee on disposal fee

Thirty cubic yards:

 

 

Delivery fee

$ 63.65

 

Daily rental

3.91

 

Hauling fee

193.86

 

Dumping charge

 

Current disposal fee, surcharge and 13.6% service fee on disposal fee

Forty cubic yards:

 

 

Delivery fee

$ 63.65

 

Daily rental

3.91

 

Hauling fee

193.86

 

Dumping charge

 

Current disposal fee, surcharge and 13.6% service fee on disposal fee

Standby or dig out

$90.00

per hour

17.    Customer-owned compactors and special containers. Dumping charges are based on weight at transfer station:

Cubic Yard

Charge Per Haul

10 or less

193.86

*

15

193.86

*

20

193.86

*

25

193.86

*

30

193.86

*

35

193.86

*

40

193.86

*

42

193.86

*

* plus disposal fee plus 13.6% service fee on disposal fee

Standby or dig out

$90.00

per hour

No delivery fees or rental fees will be charged for city-owned drop boxes used to haul source-separated yard waste for composting or construction and demolition debris for recycling. If material is contaminated, the customer will be charged current disposal fees and 13.6% service charge on the disposal fee, plus delivery fee and daily rental fees.

18.    City-owned temporary garbage and refuse dumpster services (customers will be charged repair fees for containers which have been burned or damaged):

 

One cubic yard:

 

Delivery fee

$ 51.28

Daily rental fee

2.02

Fee per dump

42.20

One and 1/2 cubic yard:

 

Delivery fee

51.28

Daily rental fee

2.02

Fee per dump

44.70

Two yard:

 

Delivery fee

51.28

Daily rental fee

2.02

Fee per dump

47.90

Three yard:

 

Delivery fee

51.28

Daily rental fee

2.02

Fee per dump

62.99

Four yard:

 

Delivery fee

51.28

Daily rental fee

2.02

Fee per dump

87.27

Six yard:

 

Delivery fee

51.28

Daily rental fee

2.02

Fee per dump

119.23

19.    City-owned temporary organics dumpster services (customers will be charged repair fees for dumpsters which have been burned or damaged):

One cubic yard:

 

Fee per dump

$ 20.50

One and 1/2 cubic yard:

 

Fee per dump

30.75

Two yard:

 

Fee per dump

41.00

Three yard:

 

Fee per dump

61.50

If material is contaminated, customer will be charged the dump fee, delivery fee and daily rental fee for city-owned temporary garbage and refuse dumpster services as established in Section 16 of this ordinance.

20.    An additional surcharge of $70.00 per month applies to permanent commercial dumpster customers who require Saturday collection and are subject to regular monthly fees set forth in OMC 4.24.010C Subsections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 or 19.

D.    STORM AND SURFACE WATER

At the time of issuance of a building/engineering permit, per OMC 13.16.080, a storm and surface water GFC shall be assessed at the rate of:

$ 1,190/Impervious Unit (2,528 sq. ft.) plus 4.50 per average daily vehicle trip based on the Institute of Traffic Engineers’ Trip Generation Manual.

1.    Storm drainage service charges:

a.    Residential Parcel. All parcels in the city shall be subject to a monthly charge for storm drainage service in accordance with the following schedule:

Single-family parcels with or without accessory dwelling units (Regardless of date approved)

$ 13.37/utility account

Plats approved after 1990 with signed maintenance agreement

11.96/utility account

Duplex parcels (Regardless of date approved)

13.37/unit ($26.74 when billed as a single account)

b.    Nonresidential Parcel. A charge per utility account will be established at the time of issuance of a clearing, filling, excavating or grading permit and assessed monthly as follows:

Administrative fee

$ 13.08 plus:

For parcels developed after January 1990 (Category I)

4.92 per billing unit or

For parcels developed between January 1980 and January 1990 (Category II)

10.28 per billing unit or

For parcels developed before January 1980 (Category II)

12.97 per billing unit

c.    For developed parcels without structural impervious areas, the following construction phase charge shall be assessed at the time of issuance of a clearing, filling, excavating or grading permit:

Single-family and duplex zoned

$ 5.61 per parcel x total number of parcels identified in preliminary plat x 24 months

d.    Undeveloped parcels. No charge.

2.    State highway charge:

Monthly fee for state highway rights-of-way

30% of the storm drainage service charges

3.    Other roadway charges:

Monthly fee for roadway rights-of-way, other than state highways within the city boundary

E.    RECLAIMED WATER

1.

Occupant turning on water after delinquent shutoff penalty

$10.00

OMC 13.24.330

2.

Delinquency notification penalty

$10.00

OMC 13.24.340

3.

Service disconnected/reclaimed water reconnect for nonpayment penalty

$25.00

OMC 13.24.340

4.

Reclaimed water for commercial construction purposes

$50.00 per month plus consumption charge

OMC 13.24.200

5.

Non-emergency after-hours reclaimed water service turn on/shut off

$110.00

OMC 13.24.250

6.    Reclaimed Water Rates

a.    Meter Rates – The monthly charge based upon meter size for all reclaimed water customers follows 4.24.010.A.8. Monthly charges for meter sizes not listed in the schedule shall correspond to the next larger meter size listed.

b.    Consumption charges

(1)    Indoor use of reclaimed water: 70% of the consumption charges in 4.24.010.A.8.

(2)    Outdoor use of reclaimed water: 70% of the consumption charges in 4.24.010.A.8 for Irrigation.

(Ord. 7053 §1, 2016; Ord. 6993 §1, 2015; Ord. 6949 §1, 2015; Ord. 6943 §1, 2014; Ord. 6885 §§1–5, 2013; Ord. 6836 §§1–3, 2012; Ord. 6805 §§1, 2, 2012; Ord. 6788 §1, 2011; Ord. 6787 §1, 2011; Ord. 6786 §1, 2011; Ord. 6737 §1, 2010; Ord. 6736 §1, 2010; Ord. 6735 §1, 2010; Ord. 6734 §1, 2010; Ord. 6689 §1, 2009; Ord. 6688 §1, 2009; Ord. 6687 §1, 2009; Ord. 6681 §1, 2009; Ord. 6616 §1, 2009; Ord. 6603 §1, 2008; Ord. 6602 §1, 2008; Ord. 6601 §1, 2008; Ord. 6600 §1, 2008; Ord. 6593 §1, 2008; Ord. 6509 §1, 2007; Ord. 6508 §1, 2007; Ord. 6507 §1, 2007; Ord. 6506 §1, 2007; Ord. 6489 §1, 2007; Ord. 6446 §1, 2007; Ord. 6445 §1, 2006; Ord. 6444 §1, 2006; Ord. 6443 §1, 2006; Ord. 6388 §1, 2005; Ord. 6387 §1, 2005; Ord. 6380 §1, 2005; Ord. 6379 §1, 2005; Ord. 6359 §2, 2005; Ord. 6341 §1, 2004; Ord. 6340 §1, 2004; Ord. 6339 §1, 2004; Ord. 6338 §1, 2004; Ord. 6292 §1, 2003; Ord. 6291 §1, 2003; Ord. 6290 §1, 2003; Ord. 6289 §1, §2, 2003; Ord. 6277 §1, 2003; Ord. 6244 §1, 2002; Ord. 6241 §1, 2002; Ord. 6183 §1, 2002; Ord. 6178 §1, 2002; Ord. 6159 §1, 2001; Ord. 6072 §1, 2000; Ord. 6065 §1, 2000; Ord. 6064 §1, 2000; Ord. 6034 §1, 2000; Ord. 5973 §1, 1999; Ord. 5972 §1, 1999; Ord. 5913 §2, 1999; Ord. 5885 §1, 1999; Ord. 5855 §1, 1998; Ord. 5752 §1, 1997; Ord. 5747 §1, 1997; Ord. 5669 §1, 1997; Ord. 5668 §1, 1997; Ord. 5656 §1, 1996; Ord. 5578 §1, 1995; Ord. 5538 §1, 1995; Ord. 5467 §1, 1994; Ord. 5466 §2, 1994; Ord. 5432 §1, 1994; Ord. 5415 §1, 1993; Ord. 5350 §1, 1992; Ord. 5333 §1, 1992; Ord. 5315 §1, 1992; Ord. 5313 §1, 1992; Ord. 5175 §1, 1991; Ord. 5159 §1, 1991; Ord. 5151 §1, 1990; Ord. 5145 §1, 1990; Ord. 5125 §1(part), 1990).

4.24.020 Residential utility rate discounts –Low income elderly or low income handicapped

A.    Upon application therefor, a fifty percent discount in any residential utility rate set forth in this chapter shall be granted for any household occupied by low income elderly or low income handicapped persons. A household shall qualify for this discount if occupied by at least one person sixty-two years of age or older or one adult handicapped person, and the total gross household income in either case is equal to or less than fifty percent of the median household income in Thurston County.

B.    The city manager is authorized to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations to implement this section.

(Ord. 5190 §1, 1991).

4.24.030 Payment of residential utility services accounts

A.    Any account for residential premises for city utility services shall be in the name of the occupant of the property or in the name of the owner if the owner so chooses. The person or entity whose name is on the account shall be responsible for payment of the account; provided, the City’s authority under Section 13.04.370 of this code is not affected by this ordinance.

B.    Non-owner occupants of a residence where the owner pays the City directly on the account shall be rebated the amount of discount provided by Section 4.24.020 upon a showing by the occupant that he/she qualifies for the rebate but paid the full utility bill to the owner; provided that this section shall apply only to accounts where each premises is separately metered.

(Ord. 5886 §1, 1999; Ord. 5314 §1, 1992).

4.24.040 Late payments –Interest charges

There shall be assessed against utility accounts not paid thirty days after billing a penalty of three dollars or one and one-half percent, whichever is greater. Accounts not paid fifty days after billing shall be assessed one percent interest plus an additional one percent interest for each thirty days thereafter to a maximum of twelve percent.

(Ord. 6244 §2, 2002; Ord. 5315 §2, 1992).

4.24.050 Utility billing cycles and due dates

The director of administrative services shall have the authority to determine utility billing cycles, payment due dates, and service disconnection dates.

(Ord. 5398 §1, 1993).