Novelty Hill Rates

Novelty Hill Residential Rates


Novelty Hill residential customers are billed on a bi-monthly basis. The fixed bi-monthly residential bill without water usage (based on a 3/4" meter) is $178.58, which includes water and wastewater charges. Customers also pay an additional commodity charge based on their water usage as measured in cubic feet (see chart below).

2014 Water Rates

Rates listed are per month, but residential customers are billed bi-monthly. 

METER SIZE FIXED MONTHLY CHARGE

COMMODITY CHARGES 
(per 100 cf*)

0-4.00 4.01-9.00 9.01-16.00 16.01+
3/4" $17.00   $2.80 $5.60 $8.40 $11.20
1" $22.35   $2.80 $5.60 $8.40 $11.20
1.5" $27.70 $2.80 $5.60 $8.40 $11.20
2"   $42.50   $2.80 $5.60 $8.40 $11.20

* 1 cubic foot of water usage = 7.48 gallons

Wastewater (Sewer) Rates
Redmond Collection Rate
The fixed monthly charge is $32.50.

King County Treatment Rate
The fixed monthly charge is $39.79.

Novelty Hill Commercial Rates

Commercial customers in the Novelty Hill neighborhood are billed on a monthly basis and are charged a fixed monthly fee for water, irrigation and wastewater, plus an additional commodity charge based on the amount of water and wastewater usage (see charts below).

2014 Water Rates

METER SIZE FIXED MONTHLY CHARGE

COMMODITY CHARGES  
(per 100 cubic feet*)

Winter
November 1st to May 31st
Summer
June 1st to October 31st
       3/4" $20.90         $2.65       $3.85
1" $41.00   $2.65  $3.85
1.5" $74.55 $2.65  $3.85
2"   $115.00   $2.65  $3.85
3" $223.00 $2.65  $3.85
4"   $343.00   $2.65  $3.85
6"   $678.00   $2.65  $3.85
8"   $1081.00   $2.65  $3.85

* 1 cubic foot of water usage = 7.48 gallons

Irrigation Rates

Irrigation rates apply to meters which primarily serve landscape irrigation systems. 

METER SIZE

 

FIXED MONTHLY CHARGE

COMMODITY CHARGES  
(per 100 cubic feet*)

Water Only Meter Exempt Meter
3/4" $20.90 $0.00   $10.45
1" $41.00 $0.00   $10.45
1.5" $74.55 $0.00 $10.45
2"   $115.00 $0.00   $10.45
3" $223.00 $0.00 $10.45
4"   $343.00 $0.00   $10.45
6"   $678.00 $0.00   $10.45
8"   $1081.00 $0.00   $10.45

* 1 cubic foot of water usage = 7.48 gallons

Wastewater (Sewer) Rates

Redmond Collection Rate

The fixed monthly charge is $39.65 per meter which includes the first 600 cubic feet of chargeable wastewater, plus a commodity charge of $3.90 per 100 cubic feet of chargeable wastewater is assessed after the first 600 cubic feet.

King County Treatment Rate

The fixed monthly charge is $39.79 per meter which includes the first 750 cubic feet of chargeable wastewater, plus a commodity charge of $5.3053 per 100 cubic feet of chargeable wastewater is assessed after the first 750 cubic feet.

Novelty Hill Rate Drivers

What are the Water and Wastewater Rate Drivers for Novelty Hill?

As of January 1, 2014, water rates were increased by 2% and wastewater rates remained the same for 2014.

Local Costs

These costs are managed by the City to provide for current operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater infrastructure. New facilities must be provided as additional demands are made on these systems. Also included in these costs are consideration for inflation along with future system replacements and upgrades.

Regional Costs

WASTEWATER TREATMENT - King County Metro charges Redmond to treat the wastewater generated from our customers. Their wastewater treatment rates are passed directly to our customers.  On January 1, 2013, King County increased the monthly rate it charges local sewer agencies for wastewater treatment. The monthly charge increased from $36.10 to $39.79 for single-family residences. The charge for multi-family, commercial, and industrial customers increased from $36.10 to $39.79 for each 750 cubic feet of water used.  These rates did not change in 2014.

PURCHASED WATER - 100% of the water consumed by Novelty Hill customers is purchased from Cascade Water Alliance.

These two regional costs make up a significant portion of our customers' water and wastewater charges.