Utility Accounts

Application for Service

To open a water and/or sewer account with the City of Yelm, return the utility application to City Hall, along with your identification.  If you are unable to visit City Hall, your signature must be notarized. Please allow 24 hours to connect a new service.

If you are the owner of a rental unit, you have option to open the utility account in your name or place the account in the tenant’s name as a courtesy. The homeowner completes the application and you will receive a duplicate copy of delinquent bills. The tenant will receive the monthly billing. 

If you use a property management company to manage your rental, you can authorize the property manager to transfer the account in your absence. 

Payment Options

In person with cash, check, debit or credit cards at City Hall, the payment counter is open from
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A drop box is located in the parking lot closest to Yelm Avenue.

Online with a credit or debit card.

By phone with a credit card by calling Xpress Bill Pay at: 1-833-289-9437 There is no fee to use this service. 

Automatically with autodraft - with payment directly from your bank or credit union on the 15th of each month.

Monthly Billing

A combined water, sewer, and stormwater statement is mailed to consumers on the last working day of each month. Landlord and property owners that are not currently receiving monthly utility bills are billed semi-annually for stormwater. The statement includes a graph to allow usage comparison for your account, billing charges calculation information, emergency contact information, and a comment section.  Bills are due on the 15th of each month.

Delinquency Notices

On the 16th of each month, accounts are delinquent.  Notices are mailed to accounts with outstanding balances, indicating their past due balance and the date service will be disconnected for non-payment.  Payment of outstanding amounts must be received at City Hall before the grace period expires to avoid service interruption and the addition of a $50.00 service fee. 

2018 Rates

Meter Size Meter Charge Use Rate
5/8 inch (Typical Residential) $34.15 0 – 800 cubic feet $3.89
1 inch $85.37 801 – 1,800 cubic feet $5.83
1 1/2 inch $170.73 1,801 – 2,800 cubic feet $9.33
2 inch $273.16 2,801+ cubic feet $15.20
3 inch (Commercial) $546.33
4 inch  $853.63 Commercial $8.58
6 inch $853.63 Irrigation $13.89
5/8 inch (Outside City Limits) $55.87
Low Income Senior Citizen $0.00

Residential base fee increase 9.25%.  Commercial base fee and consumption increase 9.25%.
Typical single family residential dwelling on one tank, rate is $64.56 per month.
For detailed information, click here - or call the City of Yelm Utility Department, 360.458.3244.


Impervious Surface Percentage Monthly Charge per Unit/Gross Acre of Impervious Surface
Single-family or duplex N/A $6.75 per unit
Multiple-family N/A $3.38 per unit
Condominium N/A $6.75 per unit
Commercial/Industrial- light 0 - 32% $9.75 base rate and $3.75 per acre
Commercial/Industrial- moderate 33 - 66% $9.75 base rate and $4.20 per acre
Commercial/Industrial- heavy 67 - 100%. $9.75 base rate and $6.55 per acre






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