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Utility Billing
216 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
M-F 8am to 4:30pm

The City of Port Orchard services water, sewer, and storm drainage within the city limits. Rates are comprised of fixed charges for sewer and storm drainage and fixed plus consumption-based charges for water. It is important to note that rates will fluctuate, particularly in the summer months, due to increased outdoor water use.


We bill every other month.


How do I start or stop utility service?

I am a new tenant or have a new tenant in my home. The account will stay in the owner’s name as they are ultimately responsible for the billing, but we can provide a duplicate copy to a tenant. Please email or call utility billing to set up service utilitybilling@portorchardwa.gov  360-876-5139.

I am being billed for storm drainage, what is this? The storm drainage assessment is a flat rate everyone in the city limits pays that is not included in their property taxes in compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act. The city maintains an extensive storm drain system. The maintenance cost for this system is shared by each City residence and business. Stormwater fees support the maintenance and construction of the stormwater collection system, street sweeping, environmental monitoring, and education on effective stormwater practices.

HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU USE?

  • Flushing the toilet  1.5-7 gallons per flush, depending on the design of toilet
  • Taking a shower  3 gallons per minute or 17-34 gallons for an average shower
  • Taking a bath 30 gallons
  • Dishwasher 6 gallons per wash
  • Washing machine 14-20 gallons per wash
  • Washing a car  40-100 gallons
  • Watering a yard 7 gallons per minute

About 80-100 gallons on average per day, per person. Say 80 gallons a day per person a family of 4 would be 80 X 4 =320. 320 X 30-day period = 9600 gallons. Then times 9600 by 2 for two-month billing cycle you have 9600 x 2 = 19,200 gallons.

Please note that rates are comprised of fixed charges for sewer and storm drainage and fixed plus consumption-based charges for water. It is important to note that rates will fluctuate, particularly in the summer months, due to increased outdoor water use.

*Rates are billed every other month.

Utility billing for water and sewer charges

 

Utility Billing chart for storm

See your billing statement to see what utilities we service for your address.

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