For your convenience, Southwest Suburban Sewer District offers several ways to pay your bill.
Walk-in: We accept cash, checks and money orders (no credit cards accepted) at the District Office, Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm.
Online: Pay your bill, check Sewer Account Balance, Pay or sign up for Paperless Billing using checking account or a credit card or setup automatic payments, click here.
Over-the-Phone: call 24 hrs a day, (206) 244-9575, select option 1 to get account balance or make a payment using a credit card or your checking account.
Bank / Credit Union Deduction: Set up automatic Payment of Sewer Service Charges through your Bank or Credit Union Account, using this form and return the signed form along with a canceled check to the District Office.
By Mail: Checks can be mailed to the District Office at any time. Bills are sent out bi-monthly, along with a return envelope.
Billed on a bi-monthly basis at a flat rate of $40.75 per month.
Comprising of duplexes to very large apartment complexes, are billed bi-monthly based on a flat rate of $40.75 per unit, per month.
All commercial accounts are billed bi-monthly, based on the previous year’s water consumption. The formula for calculating commercial billing is based on $40.75 for the first 750 cubic feet per month, plus an additional $5.00 for each 100 cubic feet thereafter. The new water consumption figures are collected from the various water districts and entered into the billing system each year in January, wherein accounts are billed for the period of January and February of the new year on March 1st.
Payments by Renters:
The District does not bill renters directly. All bills will be sent to the owners of the property or to a designated management company. Due to the high cost of lien filings, it is important that the owners of the property receive the bills for their rental property, as the responsibility of payment is the owner's. Liens are filed against owners, not renters. The district will continue to bill renters who occupy commercial property only. The sewer bill for residential properties is a fixed amount each year, and an owner can consider that when establishing the monthly rent.
Fees and Charges:
Here is a complete list of fees and charges for sewer services, permit fees, certificates of availability, connection charges, developer extension fees, recordings of easements or contracts, vactor waste dumping and various office related fees if applicable
Rate Reduction Program:
The District has developed a rate reduction_ program for customers who have incomes below the standard guidelines set forth by King County. Total annual household income from all sources is considered when qualifying for this discount, currently a $20.75 reduction per month. Here is a link to local resources for additional Public Assistance.