Valley Water District
14515 Pioneer Way E
Puyallup, WA 98372
253-841-9698  
888-205-0118  After Hours
253-770-8959  Fax
service@valleywaterdistrict.com
Valley Water District
Mission Statement

To provide safe and reliable water to all of the District's customers.

Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

All questions are good questions. Here are Valley Water District's responses to those most commonly asked.

What is 'Plant Acquisition' and how long am I going to be paying for it?

When Valley Water District purchased the original water systems in 1994, money was borrowed for acquisition costs and funds were obtained via Public Works Trust Fund Loans to finance immediate needs to remedy the water systems. In 1998, the District closed on the sale of a 20-year bond and paid off loans and bank notes associated with the start-up of the District.

Bonds and Public Works Trust Fund Loan payments are made with monies collected from the Base Rate. Every property with a connection to a District water system is billed equally for the cost of the acquisition and ongoing improvements. Customers of water systems that joined the District after the initial start-up are billed similarly for costs related to the acquisition of their water system.

On October 1, 1998, Valley Water District closed on the sale of a 20-year bond.  These monies were used to pay off loans and bank notes associated with the start up of the District as well as the acquisition of, and capital improvements to, the original five water systems.

Payments for this bond are collected as the Plant Acquisition and Capital Improvements portion of the Valley Water District Base Rate.  Every property with a connection to a District water system is billed equally for the cost of the acquisition and ongoing improvements to that water system.  Customers of systems that were added after the 1998 bond purchase are billed similarly for the costs related to acquiring their system.

The District's Base Rate is structured to accommodate the payments to the Bonds and Public Works Trust Fund Loans, as well as the Maintenance and Operation costs of the District.

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