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Record No: CB 120130    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120130
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/13/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126434
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to rates and charges for water services of Seattle Public Utilities; revising water rates and charges, and credits to low-income customers; and amending Sections 21.04.430, 21.04.440, and 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - 2022-23 Retail Water Rate Study, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Presentation, 5. Signed Ordinance 126434
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to rates and charges for water services of Seattle Public Utilities; revising water rates and charges, and credits to low-income customers; and amending Sections 21.04.430, 21.04.440, and 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities recently completed a rate study incorporating guidance of its adopted 2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan; and
WHEREAS, Seattle City Council adopted the 2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan in Resolution 32000; and
WHEREAS, the Cities of Burien and Mercer Island have imposed revenue taxes on water utilities; and
WHEREAS, the water rates authorized by this ordinance are consistent with the general rate-making policies set forth in Resolution 30742, adopted March 28, 2005; and
WHEREAS, credits for qualified low-income customers should be revised when water rates change; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 21.04.430 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125444, is amended as follows:
21.04.430 Rates inside The City of Seattle
All water used inside the City for domestic and commercial purposes shall be supplied by meter only at the following rates and charges. Seasonal rates shall be prorated. For usage representing fractional parts of a month, the base service charge and all components of the commodity charge shall be prorated using a 30-day month. The additional cost of funding the Revenue Stabilization Subfund shall be specifically indicated in the billings. Seattle Public Utilities shall continue to incorporate arts funding into its capital projects constructed within the municipal boundaries of the City at the one percent level; however, the department shall not be permitted to fund any such program from the Water Fund on any capital project outside the City limits.
A. Residential. The rates for metered water supplied to...

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