Monthly service rates and connection fees
Wastewater rates consist of monthly service rates and connection charges. Each of these fees is made up of two parts, city fees and LOTT fees, because parts of the wastewater system are owned and maintained by LOTT and parts are owned by the cities of Lacey, Olympia, or Tumwater. LOTT owns the facilities needed for wastewater treatment and production of reclaimed water, as well as the main sewer interceptor pipelines and pump stations that carry wastewater to treatment facilities. The three cities each own the sewer systems in their respective service areas. These systems consist of pipelines and pump stations needed to collect wastewater from individual properties and carry it to LOTT’s main interceptors. More information about current year's rates, and their purpose, is available in the sewer charges fact sheet.
The LOTT Board of Directors approved rates for 2019 and 2020 at the October 2018 Board meeting. Both the monthly charge and the connection fee include a 3% annual inflationary adjustment to account for anticipated increases in the cost of construction. For 2019, the monthly charge will be $39.80, increasing $1.16 from the 2018 rate. For 2020, the monthly charge will be $41.00. The fee for new connections in 2019 will be $6,049.21, and in 2020, will be $6,230.69.