New Utility Account: If you are moving into an existing home or business and need to transfer the sewer and/or water utility service into your name please contact the Utilities Cashier or visit our Utilities page for more information.
New Water/Sewer Connection: For new connections to the City sewer or water system (such as for a newly constructed home or business), please view our Building Permits page or contact the Permit Center
How do I pay for a utility (water/sewer/stormwater) bill?
See our Utility Billing page for complete information on utility rates, billing schedules and payment options. Utility bills for water, sewer and stormwater service may be paid in the following ways:
This site allows registered users to make payments, check water use (consumption) and view the account history. To use this service you must first set up an account, which requires you to enter your utility account number.
In Person: Justice & Municipal Center (2nd floor) - 9002 Main St E
During normal business hours (8:30am - 5:00pm) please make payments at the Utilities desk. In person payments are accepted by cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa or Master Card). Outside normal business hours, payments by check ONLY may be dropped in the drop box outside the building.
Call the Utilities Desk at (253) 447-4317 with any quesitons about your utility account or bill payment options.
How do I report leaks or problems with grinder pumps, water mains, or lift stations?
If you have a water leak on your property you should contact a plumber or leak finder service. If you would like to request a leak adjustment to your Utility Bill, please review information on our
City Utilities page.
To report problems such as bells, alarms, strange noises or leaks from water mains, grinder pumps, lift stations or other utilities, please contact the
Public Works Operations staff or call the City at (253) 862-8602 to be transferred to the appropriate staff person.
To report utilities emergencies after-hours (on weekdays between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. or on weekends or holidays) please call (253) 841-5538.
Please do notcall the City for water or sewer problems located on your private property; call a local plumber or leak finder service.
For information on how water meters work and how to check for a leak, view the information provided on the Utilities page. This page also includes information on how to get an adjustment on your utility bill for a repaired leak.
To report an emergency with a City utility after normal business hours, please call the dispatch center at (253) 841-5538.
How do I know how many gallons of water I am using?
Water usage can be converted easily from the City’s unit of measurement, which is cubic feet, to gallons by multiplying the consumption on your bill by 7.48 per cubic foot, making sure to note that the city bills per 1000 cubic feet. To learn more see our
Utilities Department Page.
As the owner of the home, you must always receive a copy of the bill so that you are always aware of the account’s status. Per BLMC 13.04.080, the owner of the property where the water service is attached is be responsible for the payment of all connections, shutoffs, turn-on, service charges, and liens, even if the account is set up so a copy of the bill is sent to a tenant or other person. Therefore, the owner of the home cannot be removed from a utility account even when tenants are added.
A $45.00 fee is charged to set up a tenant on a utility account. For complete information please see the 'Other Services and Charges' section at www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/utilities.
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How do I get garbage, recycling, and yard waste services?
Garbage service is mandatory within City Limits per BLMC Chapter 8.04, and is managed by D.M. Disposal. D.M. Disposal also handles recycling and yard waste services. An additional fee is charged for yard waste service. To set up, change or cancel an account, report a problem, or ask questions about these services, please contact D.M. Disposal directly (see contact information below). General information and rates are available to view on our Utilities page,
D.M. Disposal Contact Information:
Inside City Limits: (253) 414-0347
Outside City Limits: (253) 414-0345
To request an adjustment to your utility bill, submit a letter to the City Finance Department to the attention of the Accounting Specialist responsible for utility billing.
The letter must include your name, address, account number, phone number and the reason you are requesting an adjustment (i.e. you had a leak and the date you got it fixed). You will be notified in writing if you are eligible for an adjustment and, if so, how much it will be.