Rate Increases Next Year for Solid Waste, Sewer & Water

Beginning in January, Mason County is increasing Solid Waste and Water & Sewer rates.

Per Mason County Resolution No. 61-13, disposal rates at all County Transfer and Drop Box stations will increase by 2.8 percent beginning January 1, 2020.

As directed by the resolution, fees increase each yer by the amount of the October to October Consumer Price Index (CPI U) for the Olympia Metropolitan area.

The increase is to cover the annual cost increase experienced by the County to operate and maintain the Shelton, Hoodsport, Union and Belfair transfer and drop box station locations.

Per Mason County resolutions#146-08, #05-09, and#06-09, all water and sewer rates and fees at the Mason County owned and operated Rustlewood, Beards Cove and North Bay Case Inlet water and sewer systems will increase by 2.4 percent for the 2020 calendar year. The increase corresponds to the April 2019 consumer price index (CPI-U) for the Bremerton Area for the one year period ending April 2019.

This increase applies to all charges associated with the referenced water and sewer utility systems, including monthly service rates, connection and permit fees and other related charges; as well as covering the annual cost increase experienced by the County for the operation and maintenance of the above referenced water and sewer utility systems.

Notices will be mailed out to all Beards Cove,North Bay Case Inlet and Rustlewood utility users because of these rate changes.