The Utilities Division protects public health and the environment in Spokane County through the effective management of regional sewer and solid waste systems, and water resource programs. Responsive customer service is the primary element of our mission. The Division is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of sewer systems in the Spokane Valley and in the North Spokane area. The County's state-of-the-art water reclamation facility leads the way in producing high-quality treated effluent. In the field of solid waste, the Division manages the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System, owns and operates two transfer stations, and also conducts remedial and monitoring activities at three closed landfills, which have been federally designated as Superfund cleanup sites. The Division provides a wide range of educational and outreach activities, including programs at the Spokane County Water Resource Center, and an ongoing water quality monitoring program for our sole source aquifer. We also review the comprehensive plans of water purveyors in the Spokane region for consistency with the County's Coordinated Water System Plan, and we conduct studies to characterize and define the water resources of the Spokane region.
Current Sewer Rates
The County's current sewer rates went into effect on January 1, 2014. Please note, however, that there will be no change in the monthly sewer rates through the end of 2015. Click on "Sewer Rate Table" below for rate information by customer class.
Sewer Rate Table
Hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding Holidays
General Business Telephone:
Operations and EMERGENCIES:
Keep the Wipes Out of Your Pipes
Did you know that "Flushable" does NOT mean "Flushable"?
Sewer Planning & Design - The Sewer Planning & Design section accounts for Spokane County's sewer construction projects. The on going goal of the sewer program is the elimination of septic tanks above the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Aquifer, Spokane's sole source potable water supply.
2014 CWMP Determination of Non-Significance
2014 CWMP SEPA Checklist
2014 CWMP Planning Commission Findings and Facts
2014 CWMP Public Hearing
2015-2020 Six-Year Sewer CIP
2015-2020 Six-Year Sewer CIP Public Hearing
Solid Waste - The Solid Waste section works to preserve air and water quality through the administration of remedial activities associated with the County's federally listed landfill cleanup sites in compliance with both state and federal regulations in a cost effective manner.
Utilities Billing - Sewer Billing and Aquifer Protection Area Information
Wastewater Operations - Wastewater Operations Information.
Water Reclamation Program - In 1999, Spokane County began a Wastewater Facilities Plan process to evaluate long term regional wastewater needs, and to determine alternatives to meet those needs. Water Reclamation is a fundamental piece of this plan. The Water Reclamation Program serves the County by providing highly treated wastewater for beneficial reuse and concurrently protects Spokane County's surface and groundwater resources, now and into the future.
Water Resources Program - The Water Resources Program serves the County by protecting quality and quantity of Spokane County surface and groundwater resources, for multiple uses, for now and into the future.