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Meter Details  Construction Details Policies  Water Availability / Fire Flow

As a result of the completion of the Annual Audit and the ever increasing cost of materials, the Board of Directors has revised the charges to the Member Equity  portion for new service connections.  These increases will become effective July 1, 2015.  The charge for the Member Equity portion is increasing by $81.00 for a total of $3,388.00 for new service connections.

As of July 1, 2008, all quotes will be valid for  thirty (30) days from the date of the quote and/or application submittal.  All memberships and fees must be paid prior to the scheduling of any installation.  All installations not scheduled within 45 days of the date of payment may be subject to additional costs unless the delay is due to schedule restrictions of Summit Water & Supply Co.

It is the responsibility of the owner / developer to pass this information on to any potential buyer.

For questions regarding membership fees and service connection charges you may visit our web site at www.summitwater.org, email us at service@summitwater.org, or call Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

 

Usage Charges potable meter

 

Usage Charges irrigation service

Security Poster

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
(See policy 7.25 for detail description of a residential service)

All Policies

The Board of Directors approved the increase to $3,388 for the Membership equity fee, effective July 1, 2015

For a standard 5/8" Meter Service:                                            

A. Members Equity fee ......................................$3,307.00

B. 5/8x3/4" Meter charge ................................ $2,206.00 

C. System Development Charge @ 750gpm.......$2,952.00 #

D. Backflow Assembly (1") ................................$550.00 ##

E. Wholesale Facilities Charge ...........................$500.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $9,515.00


For 1" Meter Service:

1" Meter .................................................... $2,321.00
Backflow Assembly (1 1/2") for 1" service..... $890.00 ##
The basic charge for 1" is $11,590.00    


There will be an additional charge for time and materials on all residential units requiring an increase from a 5/8" x 3/4" meter size (per policy 7.25) plus the additional System Development Charge.

 

Hydrant Charge: $5,017.00 - Non Residential & Residential
                                            
Additional System Development Charge of $1,521.00
for each additional equivalent residential unit.

 

 

A "LATECOMER'S" charge may apply for some new connection for mains or hydrants funded by others, and shall be added to the basic charge.

# The System Development Charge for a 1" meter or for a fire flow other than 750 gpm shall be determined from the following "System Development Charge Table". Variance from the standard 5/8x3/4" meter and 750 gpm fire flow shall be assessed the applicable SDC from the table.

System Development Charge Table ##

RESIDENTIAL - System Development Charge Detail

 

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
750 x 45 min.
1,000 x 60 min.
5/8" x 3/4"
$2,952
$3,124
1"
$4,572
$4,744

 

 

BASIC COMMERCIAL SERVICE 
(See policy 7.26 for detailed description of a commercial service, and policy 6.12 cross-connection)

All Policies

The Board of Directors approved the increase to $3,388 for the Membership equity fee, effective July 1, 2015
                                                 

A. Members Equity fee .........................................$3,307.00 

B. Meter charge (5/8" x 3/4" meter)......................$3,052.00 # 

C. System Development Charge @ 1500gpm.........$7,937.00 ## 

D. Wholesale Facilities Charge ..............................$750.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $15,046.00  


For Medium Commercial Meter Service:
      
1" meter ......................................................$3,190.00 #
     System Development Charge @ 1500gpm .....$10,202.00 ##


The basic charge for 1" is $17,449.00



For Large Commercial Meter Service:
      2" meter ......................................................$4,771.00 #
      System Development Charge @ 1500gpm .....$23,158.00 ##


The basic charge for 2" is $31,236.00

 

All taps to the water supply infrastructure require backflow prevention. All potable commercial use taps require a Reduced Pressure Backflow Device to be installed by the owner and tested annually. Fire sprinkler systems to have a Reduced Pressure Detector Check Backflow Prevention assembly. Please note that Reduced Pressure Backflow or Detector Check assemblies are to be installed above finish grade in accordance with manufacturer specifications and Washington State laws.

Irrigation systems are required to have a Double Check Backflow Prevention assembly.

The Meter charge and System Development shall be increased base4d on the actual meter size requested by the member (or as recommended by members consultant or the Plumbing Code) and fire flow requirement by the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau. (See Table "System Development Charge" for additional charges for increased meter size and fire flow levels)

## The System Development Charge for a meter size greater than 5/8x3/4 or for a fire flow other than 1500 gpm shall be determined from the attached Table "System Development Charge" (Replace the SDC as stated in item "D" above with the appropriate value from the table below). Change the Meter Charge in item "C" with the cost for the size meter.

System Development Charge upgrade cost, due to change in meter size or fire flow requirements, will be computed using the difference between SDC charges from the table.

 

System Development Charge Table

COMMERCIAL

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
1500 gpm
1750 gpm
5/8" x 3/4"
$7,937
$8,249
1"
$10,202
$10,514
2"
$23,158
$23,470

 

For the SDC on a meter size greater than 2" shall be calculated based on the meter size, estimated potential consumption, peak demand and fire flow requirements. Any request for a variance must be submitted to the Board of Directors of Summit Water & Supply Co.

Policy 7.22 "System Development Charge") defines the components which make up the charge. The level of charge as indicated in the above table are determined in the 1998 Water System Improvement Plan and adjusted due to securing of water supply from Lakewood Water District.

NOTE: The additional costs for main extensions, plats, short plats, meter size increase or additions, fire service, or supply of fire flows above 750 gpm for residential or 1500 gpm for commercial will required engineering to develop these costs. Urban Area and Rural Area are determined by the Pierce County Planning Department.

Note: The area around the 512 Freeway and Canyon Road is considered Urban Area (High Density Community Center), approximately 6 square miles. From Fire Prevention Bureau (Ordinance No. 95-91 Chapter 15.12 of Pierce County Code) the following is the time duration for various flow rates, and is used to determine the System Development Charge:

 

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE

BEGINNING January 1, 2008

Residential increase from 2007 - 10%

 

Class
Service Size

Customer
Charge

Road
Charge
Commodity
& Demand
Total
Bi-Monthly:          
regular residential
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$18.63
$44.81
medium residential
1"
$20.24
$5.94
$28.45
$54.63
large
residential
> than 1"
$20.24
$5.94
$35.71
$61.89
small
commercial
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$33.64
$59.82
           
Monthly:          
multi-family
per ERU
 
$10.12
$2.97
$9.32
$22.41
medium
commercial
1" & 1-1/2"
$10.12
$2.97
$31.94
$45.03
large
commercial
2"
$10.12
$2.97
$90.88
$103.97
industrial & special mtr
3"
$10.12
$2.97
$181.63
$194.72
** irrigation  
$10.12
0
$90.88
$101.00

 

Water Use Charge

The charge per unit of water (100 cubic feet) shall be as follows:

 

 
1st Block
2nd Block
3rd Block
 
charge
$1.34
$2.13
$2.66
Residential
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Mobile Home Parks

units

1 to 15

16 to 25

26 and above

Multi-family (per ERU)
units
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 and above
Small Commercial
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Medium Commercial
units
1 to 50
51 to 100
101 and above
Large Commercial
units
1 to 100
101 to 150
151 and above

 

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE
FOR METERED IRRIGATION

 

The conditions of service and the basic charges shall be as established and stated in Company policies.
The billing interval is monthly.

Commercial Irrigation
Commercial Irrigation less than 50 units = $2.93 per unit.

Heavy Commercial Irrigation cost per unit

 

irrigated area coverage
less than 1"
1" to 1.25"
greater than 1.25"
 
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85

Note:
Coverage is computed on land area under irrigation on a weekly basis, and as recommended
by the industry for July/August (Turf)

Other agricultural usage is based on assumption by Summit Water.


Example Billing Scenarios

The following example demonstrates what your cost should be / could be with the billing based on our allocation method. The pricing method does not discourage proper irrigation. The pricing method recognizes the fact that you may not be able to control what or how much area must be irrigated since Pierce County Planning requirements may enter into the picture. These examples show the cost that is brought about due to increased level of water use for the same physical area of turf and landscape. For this example an acre is irrigated, with the first example depicting the 1" per week average for the month. Subsequent examples are based on exceeding this usage.

 

ONE MONTH (31 DAYS)                                    
USING 1" or 161 UNITS (120,428 GALLONS)   
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
161
       
Units Used
161
   
161
 
$471.73
   
$471.73

 

USING 1-1/4" or 200 UNITS (149,600 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
200
       
Units Used
161
39
 
200
 
$471.73
$161.46
 
$633.19

 

USING 2" or 322 UNITS (240,856 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
322
       
Units Used
161
39
121
322
 
$471.73
$161.46
$707.85
$1341.04

 

 

 

Monthly and Bi-Monthly Fire Charges

Fire Service Charge:    
Fire Service Size
Monthly Charge
Bi-Monthly Charge
5/8" x 3/4"
$6.53
1"
$6.53
$13.07
2"
$13.07
 
4"
$26.03
 
6"
$39.09
 
8"
$52.16
 

 

 

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Telephone: 253-537-7781 Facsimile: 253-536-1759

(closed on Holidays and weekends).
 

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ALERTS

Customers Beware!

Summit Water was notified of an attempt by an individual to solicit the sale of a water meter and services for the installation of this meter to one of the Company's customers. Please note that the water meter, box and service line from the water meter to the water main are the property of Summit Water and as such are maintained by the Company. The Company does not employ individuals to solicit sales door to door. If you are approached by individuals attempting to sell you products or services as stated above please contact us at 253-537-7781 prior to authorizing or paying for the product/services. Please give us a call for further information. A description of the sales persons and / or license number of the vehicle(s) would be very helpful too.

A man driving a small red car wears an orange vest goes up to doors and tries to open them. If he is caught he tells the property owner he is from Summit Water and trying to locate a water line. He is believed to have robbed several houses all around us. Be aware that Summit Water will not approach your home to find a water valve, they already know where the valves are. The license plate is not known at this time.

This note was sent to the Summit Water office by a customer who happens to be a member of the Waller Road Neighborhood Watch waller.road.watch@gmail.com

Summit Water may on an emergency contact the resident of a home or business for notification that water was shut off for that emergency. They will not turn door knobs, just knock or ring the door bell.

Please contact the Summit Water office if you have any more information to add.

Customers have been targeted with a fraudulent phone calls.

Click on the following link to view this alert.

http://www.mytpu.org/newsroom/news-releases/tacoma-public-utilities.htm

 

Cold & Flu Season Again!

Here is a comparison chart to use as a guide but please see your doctor if you have any questions about your symptoms!

  Know the Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms

 Symptom

Cold

H1N1 Flu

Fever

Fever is rare with a cold. 

Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. 

Coughing

A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. 

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough). 

Aches

Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold. 

Severe aches and pains are common with the flu. 

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.. 

Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu. 

Chills

Chills are uncommon with a cold. 

60% of people who have the flu experience chills. 

Tiredness

Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. 

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu. 

Sneezing

Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. 

Sneezing is not common with the flu. 

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days. 

The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. 

Headache

A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold. 

A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases. 

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold. 

Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu. 

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold. 

Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. 

The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.

 

 


 

 

 Payment Drop, anytime.
(payments may be dropped off at Summit Water's office in the drop box
located by the gate on the driveway or the mail slot to the left of the office front door)

 

 

 

Customer Account Access

Customers are now able to access their accounts via e-Pay On-Line bill pay.

 

 Please note: the first time you access your account you will need to have your account number available.  Additionally, ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS will be processed through a third party processor.  Users of a credit card will now have a third party processing charge not affiliated with Summit Water & Supply.   All Customers will continue to have the ability to pay with cash, check or ACH with no additional processing fee.  Please contact Our Customer Service with questions or concerns during business hours, M-F   8-5, 253-537-7781.

 

 

Summit Water is a non-profit, member owned company, which requires every connection to the system to purchase a membership prior to receiving service. 

Membership fees are the same cost for each connection however, there are an assortment of fees and charges based on (but not limited to) meter size, fire flow requirements and type of use. These funds are set aside for future projects such as storage facilities, water sources (wells), mainline / system upgrades and other miscellaneous projects throughout the system. 

For more information on service connection fees and charges see NEW CONSTRUCTION

 

Our web site is set up for quick information. Contact us if you have any questions or comments after all - We're Neighbors.

Our Mission

Summit Water & Supply is dedicated to ensuring delivery of a reliable supply of safe, clean, quality drinking water at the most effective cost to all our members and customers.

 

 


 

COMPANY PROFILE

Summit Water & Supply Co is a water purveyor located in east Tacoma in unincorporated Pierce County, Washington State.

We have been in business since 1923 and currently have about 5,100 connections.

We currently provide potable water to our customers from ground water sources only.

Our current storage is 3.2mg. We are in the process of obtaining permits to build a 4mg concrete low level storage tank which will increase our total storage to 7.2mg.

Our pumping capacity is about 3,500 gpm with a water right of 2,800 gpm.

 

 

ANNUAL MEETINGS

Annual meetings are held on the second Tuesday in April. 

An annual letter is sent out each year to the members of the Company that covers a wide range of events and information about the Company and also list the date, time and location of the annual meeting. 

If you are an owner of a property served by Summit Water and wish to have a voting voice in company affairs you must provide proper documentation showing proof of ownership of the property to which a membership is tied to, at least one business day prior to the Annual Meeting.

Members who have provided proper documentation (most commonly used is a Statutory Warranty Deed), will be eligible to vote on company business. 

 


 

Contact Information

Telephone
253-537-7781
 
FAX
253-536-1759
 
Postal address
9701 50th Ave E, Tacoma, WA, 98446
 
Electronic mail
General Information and Customer Support: mailto:service@summitwater.org

Other Contacts

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO SUMMIT WATER OFFICE:

How do I get to Summit Water?

We are located approximately 4 blocks West of the intersection of Canyon Road East and 96th Street East and at the South end of an asphalt driveway in a single story building. 

If you are coming from S.R. 512 interchange and Canyon Rd E, you would head North on Canyon Road down the hill to 96th St E and head West to the top of the hill and turn South on the asphalt driveway. 

There is a sign on the intersection of our shared drive way and 96th St E. 

We are located in Pierce County, Washington State, between Tacoma and Puyallup.

If you are coming from 72nd Street East and Canyon Rd E, you would turn south on Canyon Rd E from 72nd St E, then continue south to 96th St E and turn West then go to the top of the hill and turn on the asphalt shared driveway.

 

 

 

 

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Meter Details  Construction Details Policies  Water Availability / Fire Flow

As a result of the completion of the Annual Audit and the ever increasing cost of materials, the Board of Directors has revised the charges to the Member Equity  portion for new service connections.  These increases will become effective July 1, 2015.  The charge for the Member Equity portion is increasing by $81.00 for a total of $3,388.00 for new service connections.

As of July 1, 2008, all quotes will be valid for  thirty (30) days from the date of the quote and/or application submittal.  All memberships and fees must be paid prior to the scheduling of any installation.  All installations not scheduled within 45 days of the date of payment may be subject to additional costs unless the delay is due to schedule restrictions of Summit Water & Supply Co.

It is the responsibility of the owner / developer to pass this information on to any potential buyer.

For questions regarding membership fees and service connection charges you may visit our web site at www.summitwater.org, email us at service@summitwater.org, or call Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

 

Usage Charges potable meter

 

Usage Charges irrigation service

Security Poster

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
(See policy 7.25 for detail description of a residential service)

All Policies

The Board of Directors approved the increase to $3,388 for the Membership equity fee, effective July 1, 2015

For a standard 5/8" Meter Service:                                            

A. Members Equity fee .....................................$3,307.00

B. 5/8x3/4" Meter charge ................................ $2,206.00

C. System Development Charge @ 750gpm.......$2,952.00 #

D. Backflow Assembly (1") ................................$550.00 ##

E. Wholesale Facilities Charge ...........................$500.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $9,515.00


For 1" Meter Service:

1" meter .....................................................$2,321.00
Backflow Assembly (1 1/2") for 1" service ......$890.00 ##
The basic charge for 1" is $11,590.00    


There will be an additional charge for time and materials on all residential units requiring an increase from a 5/8" x 3/4" meter size (per policy 7.25) plus the additional System Development Charge.

 

Hydrant Charge: $5,017.00 - Non Residential & Residential
                                            
Additional System Development Charge of $1,521.00
for each additional equivalent residential unit.

 

 

A "LATECOMER'S" charge may apply for some new connection for mains or hydrants funded by others, and shall be added to the basic charge.

# The System Development Charge for a 1" meter or for a fire flow other than 750 gpm shall be determined from the following "System Development Charge Table". Variance from the standard 5/8x3/4" meter and 750 gpm fire flow shall be assessed the applicable SDC from the table.

System Development Charge Table ##

RESIDENTIAL - System Development Charge Detail

 

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
750 x 45 min.
1,000 x 60 min.
5/8" x 3/4"
$2,952
$3,124
1"
$4,572
$4,744

 

 

BASIC COMMERCIAL SERVICE 
(See policy 7.26 for detailed description of a commercial service, and policy 6.12 cross-connection)

All Policies

The Board of Directors approved the increase to $3,388 for the Membership equity fee, effective July 1, 2015
                                                 

A. Members Equity fee .........................................$3,307.00 

B. Meter charge (5/8" x 3/4" meter)......................$3,052.00 # 

C. System Development Charge @ 1500gpm.........$7,937.00 ##

D. Wholesale Facilities Charge ..............................$750.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $15,046.00  


For Medium Commercial Meter Service:
      
1" meter .....................................................$3,190.00 #
     System Development Charge @ 1500gpm ....$10,202.00 ##


The basic charge for 1" is $17,449.00



For Large Commercial Meter Service:
      2" meter ......................................................$4,771.00 #
      System Development Charge @ 1500gpm .....$23,158.00 ##     


The basic charge for 2" is $31,236.00

 

All taps to the water supply infrastructure require backflow prevention. All potable commercial use taps require a Reduced Pressure Backflow Device to be installed by the owner and tested annually. Fire sprinkler systems to have a Reduced Pressure Detector Check Backflow Prevention assembly. Please note that Reduced Pressure Backflow or Detector Check assemblies are to be installed above finish grade in accordance with manufacturer specifications and Washington State laws.

Irrigation systems are required to have a Double Check Backflow Prevention assembly.

The Meter charge and System Development shall be increased base4d on the actual meter size requested by the member (or as recommended by members consultant or the Plumbing Code) and fire flow requirement by the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau. (See Table "System Development Charge" for additional charges for increased meter size and fire flow levels)

## The System Development Charge for a meter size greater than 5/8x3/4 or for a fire flow other than 1500 gpm shall be determined from the attached Table "System Development Charge" (Replace the SDC as stated in item "D" above with the appropriate value from the table below). Change the Meter Charge in item "C" with the cost for the size meter.

System Development Charge upgrade cost, due to change in meter size or fire flow requirements, will be computed using the difference between SDC charges from the table.

 

System Development Charge Table

COMMERCIAL

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
1500 gpm
1750 gpm
5/8" x 3/4"
$7,937
$8,249
1"
$10,202
$10,514
2"
$23,158
$23,470

 

For the SDC on a meter size greater than 2" shall be calculated based on the meter size, estimated potential consumption, peak demand and fire flow requirements. Any request for a variance must be submitted to the Board of Directors of Summit Water & Supply Co.

Policy 7.22 "System Development Charge") defines the components which make up the charge. The level of charge as indicated in the above table are determined in the 1998 Water System Improvement Plan and adjusted due to securing of water supply from Lakewood Water District.

NOTE: The additional costs for main extensions, plats, short plats, meter size increase or additions, fire service, or supply of fire flows above 750 gpm for residential or 1500 gpm for commercial will required engineering to develop these costs. Urban Area and Rural Area are determined by the Pierce County Planning Department.

Note: The area around the 512 Freeway and Canyon Road is considered Urban Area (High Density Community Center), approximately 6 square miles. From Fire Prevention Bureau (Ordinance No. 95-91 Chapter 15.12 of Pierce County Code) the following is the time duration for various flow rates, and is used to determine the System Development Charge:

 

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE

BEGINNING January 1, 2012

 

Class
Service Size

Customer
Charge

Road
Charge
Commodity
& Demand
Total
Bi-Monthly:          
regular residential
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$18.63
$44.81
medium residential
1"
$20.24
$5.94
$28.45
$54.63
large
residential
> than 1"
$20.24
$5.94
$35.71
$61.89
small
commercial
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$33.64
$59.82
           
Monthly:          
multi-family
per ERU
 
$10.12
$2.97
$9.32
$22.41
medium
commercial
1" & 1-1/2"
$10.12
$2.97
$31.94
$45.03
large
commercial
2"
$10.12
$2.97
$90.88
$103.97
industrial & special mtr
3"
$10.12
$2.97
$181.63
$194.72
** irrigation  
$10.12
0
$90.88
$101.00

 

Water Use Charge

The charge per unit of water (100 cubic feet) shall be as follows:

 

 
1st Block
2nd Block
3rd Block
 
charge
$1.34
$2.13
$2.66
Residential
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Mobile Home Parks

units

1 to 15

16 to 25

26 and above

Multi-family (per ERU)
units
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 and above
Small Commercial
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Medium Commercial
units
1 to 50
51 to 100
101 and above
Large Commercial
units
1 to 100
101 to 150
151 and above

 

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE
FOR METERED IRRIGATION

 

The conditions of service and the basic charges shall be as established and stated in Company policies.
The billing interval is monthly.

Commercial Irrigation
Commercial Irrigation less than 50 units = $2.93 per unit.

Heavy Commercial Irrigation cost per unit

 

irrigated area coverage
less than 1"
1" to 1.25"
greater than 1.25"
 
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85

Note:
Coverage is computed on land area under irrigation on a weekly basis, and as recommended
by the industry for July/August (Turf)

Other agricultural usage is based on assumption by Summit Water.


Example Billing Scenarios

The following example demonstrates what your cost should be / could be with the billing based on our allocation method. The pricing method does not discourage proper irrigation. The pricing method recognizes the fact that you may not be able to control what or how much area must be irrigated since Pierce County Planning requirements may enter into the picture. These examples show the cost that is brought about due to increased level of water use for the same physical area of turf and landscape. For this example an acre is irrigated, with the first example depicting the 1" per week average for the month. Subsequent examples are based on exceeding this usage.

 

ONE MONTH (31 DAYS)                                    
USING 1" or 161 UNITS (120,428 GALLONS)  
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
161
       
Units Used
161
   
161
 
$471.73
   
$471.73

 

USING 1-1/4" or 200 UNITS (149,600 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
200
       
Units Used
161
39
 
200
 
$471.73
$161.46
 
$633.19

 

USING 2" or 322 UNITS (240,856 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
322
       
Units Used
161
39
121
322
 
$471.73
$161.46
$707.85
$1341.04

 

Fire Service Charge:    
Fire Service Size
Monthly Charge
Bi-Monthly Charge
5/8" x 3/4"
$6.53
1"
$6.53
$13.07
2"
$13.07
 
4"
$26.03
 
6"
$39.09
 
8"
$52.16
 

 

 

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ALERTS

Customers Beware!

Summit Water was notified of an attempt by an individual to solicit the sale of a water meter and services for the installation of this meter to one of the Company's customers. Please note that the water meter, box and service line from the water meter to the water main are the property of Summit Water and as such are maintained by the Company. The Company does not employ individuals to solicit sales door to door. If you are approached by individuals attempting to sell you products or services as stated above please contact us at 253-537-7781 prior to authorizing or paying for the product/services. Please give us a call for further information. A description of the sales persons and / or license number of the vehicle(s) would be very helpful too.

A man driving a small red car wears an orange vest goes up to doors and tries to open them. If he is caught he tells the property owner he is from Summit Water and trying to locate a water line. He is believed to have robbed several houses all around us. Be aware that Summit Water will not approach your home to find a water valve, they already know where the valves are. The license plate is not known at this time.

This note was sent to the Summit Water office by a customer who happens to be a member of the Waller Road Neighborhood Watch waller.road.watch@gmail.com

Summit Water may on an emergency contact the resident of a home or business for notification that water was shut off for that emergency. They will not turn door knobs, just knock or ring the door bell.

Please contact the Summit Water office if you have any more information to add.

Customers have been targeted with a fraudulent phone calls.

Click on the following link to view this alert.

http://www.mytpu.org/newsroom/news-releases/tacoma-public-utilities.htm

 

Cold & Flu Season Again!

Here is a comparison chart to use as a guide but please see your doctor if you have any questions about your symptoms!

  Know the Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms

 Symptom

Cold

H1N1 Flu

Fever

Fever is rare with a cold. 

Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. 

Coughing

A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. 

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough). 

Aches

Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold. 

Severe aches and pains are common with the flu. 

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.. 

Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu. 

Chills

Chills are uncommon with a cold. 

60% of people who have the flu experience chills. 

Tiredness

Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. 

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu. 

Sneezing

Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. 

Sneezing is not common with the flu. 

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days. 

The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. 

Headache

A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold. 

A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases. 

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold. 

Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu. 

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold. 

Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. 

The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.

 

 


 

 

 Payment Drop, anytime.
(payments may be dropped off at Summit Water's office in the drop box
located by the gate on the driveway or the mail slot to the left of the office front door)

 

 

 

Customer Account Access

Customers are now able to access their accounts via e-Pay On-Line bill pay.

 

 Please note: the first time you access your account you will need to have your account number available.  Additionally, ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS will be processed through a third party processor.  Users of a credit card will now have a third party processing charge not affiliated with Summit Water & Supply.   All Customers will continue to have the ability to pay with cash, check or ACH with no additional processing fee.  Please contact Our Customer Service with questions or concerns during business hours, M-F   8-5, 253-537-7781.

 

 

Summit Water is a non-profit, member owned company, which requires every connection to the system to purchase a membership prior to receiving service. 

Membership fees are the same cost for each connection however, there are an assortment of fees and charges based on (but not limited to) meter size, fire flow requirements and type of use. These funds are set aside for future projects such as storage facilities, water sources (wells), mainline / system upgrades and other miscellaneous projects throughout the system. 

For more information on service connection fees and charges see NEW CONSTRUCTION

Our web site is set up for quick information. Contact us if you have any questions or comments after all - We're Neighbors.

Our Mission

Summit Water & Supply is dedicated to ensuring delivery of a reliable supply of safe, clean, quality drinking water at the most effective cost to all our members and customers.

 

 


 

COMPANY PROFILE

Summit Water & Supply Co is a water purveyor located in east Tacoma in unincorporated Pierce County, Washington State.

We have been in business since 1923 and currently have about 5,000 connections.

We currently provide potable water to our customers from ground water sources only.

Our current storage is 3.2mg. We are in the process of obtaining permits to build a 4mg concrete low level storage tank which will increase our total storage to 7.2mg.

Our pumping capacity is about 3,500 gpm with a water right of 2,800 gpm.

 

 

ANNUAL MEETINGS

Annual meetings are held on the second Tuesday in April. 

An annual letter is sent out each year to the members of the Company that covers a wide range of events and information about the Company and also list the date, time and location of the annual meeting. 

If you are an owner of a property served by Summit Water and wish to have a voting voice in company affairs you must provide proper documentation showing proof of ownership of the property to which a membership is tied to, at least one business day prior to the Annual Meeting.

Members who have provided proper documentation (most commonly used is a Statutory Warranty Deed), will be eligible to vote on company business. 

 


 

Contact Information

Telephone
253-537-7781
 
FAX
253-536-1759
 
Postal address
9701 50th Ave E, Tacoma, WA, 98446
 
Electronic mail
General Information and Customer Support: mailto:service@summitwater.org

Other Contacts

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO SUMMIT WATER OFFICE:

How do I get to Summit Water?

We are located approximately 4 blocks West of the intersection of Canyon Road East and 96th Street East and at the South end of an asphalt driveway in a single story building. 

If you are coming from S.R. 512 interchange and Canyon Rd E, you would head North on Canyon Road down the hill to 96th St E and head West to the top of the hill and turn South on the asphalt driveway. 

There is a sign on the intersection of our shared drive way and 96th St E. 

We are located in Pierce County, Washington State, between Tacoma and Puyallup.

If you are coming from 72nd Street East and Canyon Rd E, you would turn south on Canyon Rd E from 72nd St E, then continue south to 96th St E and turn West then go to the top of the hill and turn on the asphalt shared driveway.

 

 

 

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