The City of Fife recognizes this is a stressful time for many due to the financial effects of COVID-19. We are offering a hardship payment plan for City of Fife utility customers. We are suspending water shutoffs through September 30, 2021 and waiving late fees through January 27, 2022. 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:
HARDSHIP PAYMENT PLAN
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.