Valley Water District
14515 Pioneer Way E
Puyallup, WA 98372
888-205-0118  After Hours
253-770-8959  Fax
Valley Water District
Mission Statement

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

Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Monday - Friday

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Water Billing Procedures

New Water Rates Effective January 1, 2023

The Board of Commissioners has adopted the 2023 base fee and commodity rates listed below to take effect for all billings generated on or after January 1, 2023.  After much discussion and review of the 2023 budget, the Board approved a rate increase that results in the average water bill increasing between 6% - 7.43% depending on what system you are in.  The record setting inflation numbers and significant cost increases in energy, fuel, materials and supplies, etc. are many of the factors driving the necessary increase.  The following changes will take effect January 1, 2023.

 For a full copy of the current rates for your system, please click on the link below. 

2023 Water Rates Resolution

Valley Water District bills are created on bi-monthly (two-month) cycles. The District physically reads water meters once every two months prior to calculating water bills. Hence, a two-month bill reflects water and services already used.

If you are an Alderwood, Buttes, Puyallup Highlands or Valley customer, your payment is due on the even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December).

If you are a Chinook, Country/Eldorado, Sierra, View Royal, or Winchester customer, your payment is due on the odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, and November).

Payment of your water bill is due no more than 10 days from the bill date.

  • Payments in cash, check, money order, and credit card can be made in the District Office. 
  • Debit or credit transactions can be made on the WEB Payment portal.
    (Payment transaction fees will apply - minimum $3.00 or 2.25%).
  • A 10% penalty is charged if payment is not received by the 25th day of the month in which it is due.
  • If payment is not received 30 days after the original due date, a $20.00 Termination Notice Fee is assessed to the account.
  • When payment is not received within one week of the Termination Notice, a fee of $50.00 is assessed to the account and the water meter is shut off and locked.
  • Full payment, including all late fees and penalties is required to restore service.


The Valley Water District Base Rate and Water Usage charges are collected to cover the combined maintenance and operation costs, principal and interest payments on Public Works Trust Fund Loans and Bonds, Plant Acquisition costs(as applicable per system), Capital Improvement Surcharge (as applicable per system), and future Capital improvement projects as defined in the District's Comprehensive Plan. 

The rates shown below are for a regular residential (5/8” meter) with a single dwelling connection. For information on rates for additional types of service or other meter sizes please email the office or call 253-841-9698.

Monthly Residential Water Service Rate by System for 5/8" meters
(effective January 1, 2023)

Water System / Location

Base Rate
Monthly Charge)

Alderwood/South Hill




(includes Surcharge)




Valley (incl. Highlands)/Puyallup




View Royal/Bonney Lake


Winchester/N. Lake Tapps


Water usage rates are based on a two-month meter reading period.

CF = cubic feet; CCF = hundred cubic feet

Residential Water Charges
Alderwood, Chinook, Country, Eldorado, Valley (includes Highlands), View Royal and Winchester

CF Rate per CCF
0 – 800 $2.51
900 - 1600 $2.79
1700 - 3200 $3.33
3300 - 6400 $3.74
6400 and above $4.16


Residential Water Charges
The Buttes System

CF Rate per CCF
0 – 800 $3.56
900 - 1600 $3.85
1700 - 3200 $4.44
3200 and above $4.77


Residential Water Charges
Sierra System

CF Rate per CCF
0 – 800 $2.72
900 - 1600 $3.39
1700 - 3200 $4.04
3200 and above $4.29

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