PAYMENT OF UTILITIES
Payment is due before 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a holiday or weekend, payment is due by 5:00 p.m. on the first workday following the holiday or weekend. A $15.00 delinquent charge is added to the bill if payment is not made by the due date. A pink slip is mailed and will state the disconnect date. An additional charge of $25.00 will be added to the bill upon disconnection. All charges must be paid in full before utility service can be reconnected.
A Utility Deposit of $100.00 is required before opening an account unless you have previously established good credit standing with the City of Zillah. This deposit will be kept by the City and returned upon timely payment for a period of 12 consecutive months. If you move out of the City before the 12-month period ends, the deposit will be used to pay the closing bill. Any balance remaining will be mailed to your forwarding address.
UTILITY INFORMATION FOR ZILLAH
Water meters are read around the 15th of each month. Utility bills are printed and mailed during the last week of the month. Current monthly utility charges are:
WATER: $12.20 for usage of up to 300 cu. ft., SEWER: $28.75, GARBAGE: $14.25,
UTILITY TAX: 28.1% of Water and 32% of Sewer and Garbage
The sewer charge is a flat rate for residential customers. Commercial customers pay a base rate plus an additional amount based on water usage. You will be delivered a 64 gallon container within five (5) working days of moving into your residence. Extra garbage cans can be added for an additional charge per can per month. Extra garbage is billed at $2.83 per item over the 64 gallon minimum. Garbage pickup can be early in the morning so we recommend that the cans be placed out the night before pick-up. Certain sections of town have Thursday pick-up while others are scheduled for Monday. Contact City Hall to find out which day your address is scheduled. A 96 Gallon Yard Waste Containers are available for a one time $21.40 tote delivery fee and then $8.78 per month. If you are a low-income senior over the age of 65 or low-income disabled, you may qualify for a 25% discount on the utility tax. Garbage pick-up will be delayed one day on the following Holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Garbage pick-up will be delayed one day on the following Holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
For Emergency Public Works issues on weekends and holidays you can call 509-829-5282. Leave message as necessary and your call will be returned. For all other Emergecies call 509-829-6100 or 911.
YARD WASTE BIN
For those of you who do gardening and don’t quite know what to do with the extra waste, you can order a Yard Waste container. A one-time fee of $21.00 is imposed and Yakima Waste will dump the bin twice a month. A $8.50 fee will be added to your monthly utility bill. There is no outside burning in the City limits or UGA for yardwaste or garbage.