Discounted Utility Rates

Senior & Disabled Customers

Low income senior citizens and people with disabilities may apply to receive water, sewer and garbage services at one quarter of the monthly minimum charge. To qualify, you must:

  • Be a City of Snohomish utility customer (zip code 98290)
  • Be 62 years of age or older
  • Have a permanent disability
  • Own and occupy a single-family residence within the city
  • Meet low income requirements (below)

Reduced Rate Income Limits

Low Income Application - online

Low Income Application (PDF)

Vacant Property Discounts

If your property will have no one living there and no active business (other than construction or demolition) for a period of time, you can request a reduced rate for water service.

Inactive Water Rate

A discounted rate is available for properties where no water use is expected. The "Abandoned Occupant" rate for all meter sizes is $10 per month within City limits, and $15 per month outside of City limits. Storm charges are billed at the regular rate. 

Abandoned Rates Form

Abandoned Rates Form (PDF)

Rate Adjustment for Leaks

If you get an unexpectedly high bill, you may have a water leak.  Property owners can request an adjustment to that bill if a leak is found and fixed. Occupants must get permission from the property owner to apply for a leak adjustment. 

Request for Leak Adjustment

Request for Leak Adjustment (PDF) (download and complete)

The City is responsible for repairing water meters and all pipes that lead to our meters. Pipes from the water meter to a residence or business are the responsibility of the property owner.