NUD 2017 rates, effective March 15, 2017, reflect a 3.7% increase in water and 4.6% increase in sewer rates. Rates were adjusted to accommodate increases in wholesale service rates from Seattle Public Utilities for water and King County for sewer.
- Read the 2017 Rate Notification Letter
- View the full 2017 Rate Resolution details cost effects to all ratepayer classifications.
About Franchise Fees
The District has entered into franchise agreements with each city in which it provides service. Per the terms of these agreements, the District is required to pay each city a franchise fee. These are separate fees set by and paid directly to each city, either listed as a separate line item on your bill or embedded within your rates. The District does not keep any of the amounts collected.
Rate Comparison Graph
Charts comparing NUD's rates to neighboring King County water and sewer utilities are included below for your reference. Sample water and sewer bills below do not include franchise fees or utility taxes (set by and paid directly to cities).