WATER SHUTOFF MORATORIUM IS ENDING
The City of Fife would like you to know that the COVID-19 utility moratorium ends September 30, 2021.
The utility moratorium was issued by Washington State and prevented water shutoffs by utility providers during the pandemic. That moratorium is now ending on September 30.
The city will resume water shutoff notices for delinquent accounts beginning on October 11, 2021.
If you have a past-due balance, please contact us at 253-922-2489 (press 1) to make payment arrangements and ensure that your water service is not interrupted. Read below for more information on how to apply for a payment plan agreement below.
Payments can be made these ways:
PHONE: 253-922-2489, press 1
MAIL: By postal mail, 5411 23rd St. E., Fife, WA 98424
CITY HALL: At the drop box, or in-person at Fife City Hall, 5411 23rd St. E., Fife, WA 98424
PAYMENT PLAN AGREEMENT INFORMATION
A payment plan requires that you still pay your bills, but the payments will be spread over a period of time. To sign up for the plan, please visit this page to make your request. If you have questions, you may reach out to email@example.com or call city staff at 253-922-2489 (press 1).
GET HELP FROM LOCAL AGENCIES
If you are in need of utilities assistance, the community organization United Way may be able to connect you with programs in this area to assist in bridging the financial gap. United Way may be reached by dialing the 2-1-1 Help Line. For financial help and other resources during this time, please visit cityoffife.org/cityupdates.
CHECK YOUR UTILITY PROVIDER
Fife residents may also have Tacoma Public Utilities and/or Puget Sound Energy utility bills. Both of these utility companies are offering utility assistance. Check for assistance at these agency websites:
UTILITY BILLING INFORMATION
The City of Fife provides utility services water, sewer and storm drainage/surface water management. If you have specific questions about utility billing, discount programs available, or how to make a utility payment, here are a few answers. Click on the green menu tabs to explore each topic area.
UTILITY RATE INFORMATION
Have you ever wondered what our utility rates are and how the City of Fife calculates those rates? Find information below about your sewer bill, water bill and storm drainage bill calculations. You'll also find information about the new rates for 2021, as well as utility tax disclosure information. Click on the green menu tabs to explore each topic area.
- UTILITY RATE CHANGE INFORMATION 2021
- HOW IS MY SEWER BILL CALCULATED?
- HOW IS MY WATER BILL CALCULATED?
- How is my STorm Drainage Bill Calculated?
- Utility Tax Disclosure Information
Wondering about our utility rates? Here are the city's utility rates for 2021. Click here for more detailed information about the rate.
UTILITY TAX DISCLOSURE
|Stormwater Public Utility|
|5.029 %||3.852 %||N/A|
|City Utility Tax||6.000 %||6.000 %||6.000 %|
NON-RESIDENT SEWER CUSTOMERS
In 2013, the City of Edgewood approached the City of Fife with an interlocal agreement proposal to ask for the City of Fife’s assistance in providing sewer services for residents of the City of Edgewood along the hillside in the Westridge area.
The area served under this agreement is referred to as the Edgewood Sewer Service Area.
That agreement provided sewer services for Edgewood residents using the City of Fife’s sewer infrastructure. That agreement allowed the City of Edgewood to avoid building expensive infrastructure of its own that would have been cost-prohibitive. Instead, they essentially requested to “rent” sewer capacity and sewer services through the City of Fife.
Please click here for a background document that answers questions about this sewer fee.