The following table shows the average fees associated with connecting one household to sewers. For Pierce County this includes the WWTP Capacity Charge and the Basin Area Charge (Click here to view Pierce County Connection Charges by basin area).
For other Sewer Service Providers this includes their equivalent fees. The listed fees do not include latecomer agreement costs, other permit costs, engineering, and construction costs that may be associated with the cost of connecting to sewers.
2019 Connection Charge Comparison
Sewer Service Provider
Cost per RE
$9,640 - $14,460
$4,796 - $9,315
Olympia, Lacey and Tunwater (LOTT)
$4,892 - $7,172
Federal Way (Lakehaven)
* King County Capacity/Connection Charge is approximately $11,600 amortized over 15-years at $64.50/month
** Average over 19 basin areas per Residential Equivalent (excludes Cascadia and Etloh)
One Residential Equivalent (RE) is equal to 220 gallons per day