Sewer Rates and Charges

A sewer connection permit charge must be paid to the County prior to installing a new connection. Charges are payable at the time an Application for Water or Wastewater Service is submitted to the County. The sewer connection permit charge does not cover the actual cost to install the side sewer. The individual requesting the connection is also responsible for the cost to install the side service.

Initial Permit Charge
The sewer connection permit charge for the County’s wastewater systems are as follows:
  • Buena Wastewater System: $1,250 per equivalent dwelling unit
  • Mountain Shadows Wastewater System: $1,250 per lot
  • Fairway Estates Wastewater System: No charge
Monthly Charges
Property owners served by one of the Yakima County’s wastewater systems are billed a monthly Service Charge. The amount billed varies from system to system. A schedule of the monthly service charge for each of the County’s systems is included below:
  • Buena:
    • $39.70 per month
  • Fairway Estates:
    • $14.40 per month for a vacant lot
    • $50.10 per month for a developed lot
  • Mountain Shadows:
    • $22.80 per month for a vacant lot
    • $67.10 per month for a developed lot