The Board of Commissioners of Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District has the legal authority, as established by Washington State law, to determine fees and set rates.

The new monthly base rates for sewer reflect an increase of 10% over 2018 rates and will be effective January 1, 2019. The new monthly base rates for water reflect a less than inflationary increase of 2% over 2018 rates and will be effective January 1, 2019. Monthly sewer service increases $5.49 to $60.39 and monthly base water service increases $0.29 to $14.56. Water overage rates remain unchanged. As utility costs throughout the industry continue to rise, District staff is committed to managing costs and improving efficiencies while upholding the District’s commitment to a sustainable future. These rate changes will help ensure the continued reliability and affordability of basic sewer and water services.

For more information regarding rates and rate increases see our Rate Explanation write-up on our News and Events page.

2019 Rate Schedule (Effective January 1, 2019)

Download the current RATE SCHEDULE 2019

Monthly Residential / Commercial Rates

Type Monthly Cost
Water, metered, base per ERU* $14.56
Water, metered, base per ERU* Irrigation $13.84
Usage above 976 cu.ft. per ERU* $0.0041 per cu.ft.
Usage above 3131 cu.ft per ERU* $0.00651 per cu.ft.
Water, metered, per cu.ft $0.015
Water, Eastside Surcharge per ERU* $6.73 per Consolidation Agreement
Sewer, per ERU $60.39
Sewer, per ERU, Dedicated Capacity (Contract) $46.31
Sewer, per ERU, County Intertie $26.50 + Spokane County Sewer Service Fee billed at current rate per Interlocal Agreement

*ERU=Equivalent Residential Unit = 240 gallons (32 cubic feet) of water per day

Connection Fees

Type Cost
Regular Capacity Water, per ERU $2,000
Regular Capacity Sewer, per ERU $7,875
Capacity Sewer, County Intertie, per ERU Current Spokane County GFC per Interlocal Agreement

Hook-Up Fees

Type Cost
Residential Water ¾”/Commercial Water 1” $725
Residential/Commercial Water Meters >1″ $100 + Actual cost of meter. Owner provides spec. piping, and boxes
Residential/Commercial Sewer $100
Radio Read Fee $150
Water Tapping Fee $275
Sewer Tapping Fee $175

Miscellaneous Fees

Type Cost
Water on/off Charge $50 Weekday / $150 after hours/weekend/holiday
Hydrant Permit* $375 Yearly / $37.50 Daily (+ large volume water sales charged per cu.ft)
Check Valve/Meter Rental $10 per day + tax
Water/Sewer Operator Rate $50 per hour + tax if applicable
New Construction Bacteria Testing – 18hr Test Actual Cost
Meter Accuracy Testing (including removal and replacement) Actual cost (depending on size of meter)
Return Payment Fee $10
Lien Charge $327

*Large Volume Water Sales

The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District fire hydrant permit is for water use less than 25,000 cubic feet per year. In accordance with Resolution 30-98 water used, from designated fire hydrants, in excess of 25,000 cubic feet per year (Annual Permit Holders); in excess of 2,000 cubic feet per day (Daily Permit Holders), the District will sell water at the cost of $0.015 (one cent) per cubic foot of water consumed. If the per cubic foot rate for water is changed in the future, the new adopted per cubic foot rate will apply to sales from fire hydrants per Resolution 30-98.

Note: Sales tax is not included in the rate unless otherwise stated

Fire Flow Charges

Required Flow (GPM) Gallons per Minute
750 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500
Fire Flow Charge* Cost
$503 $671 $1,006 $1,340 $1,674 $2,001 $2,341

*Fire Flow charges will be assessed in accordance with Resolution 10-99 based on the required Fire Flow established by Spokane Valley Fire Department, City of Liberty Lake, or Spokane County Department of Building and Planning.

Equivalent User Schedule – Meter Size

In accordance with Resolution 09-17 – Equivalent User Schedule for irrigation services.

Size of Meter* ERUs
¾” 1
1” 2
1 ½” 4
2” 5
3” 13
4” 25
6” 50

*Connection fee will be based on Meter Size or Irrigation Service Line size, whichever is the largest.

Stormwater Drainage within the Watershed of Liberty Lake

In accordance with Resolution 26-13 – Stormwater Management Resolution

Stormwater Drainage Plan Review* $600
Stormwater Drainage Bank Assignment (Returned upon project completion) Depending upon engineers estimation of project cost

*Covers the initial plan review and a check of the final plan and three site drainage inspections (rough, preliminary-final and final). All additional reviews to be billed to the developer/customer at actual cost plus tax.