Commonly Asked Questions

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Please see our rates & fees page at this link: Rates & Fees You may also want to view our Residential Customer Tips for more billing information.

The side sewer permit application is available on this website (sewer permit forms). Please complete the application and submit it to our office.  The District has up to 3 working days to review your application. Your contractor must be current on the Districts Registered Contractors List in order for the permit to be approved. Once the Distrisct approves the permit application you will be notified and the connection/permit fees can be paid. The District requires at least a 24-hour notice to schedule the inspection. 

An annexation to the District is initiated by a petition of landowners, followed by formal hearings and the ultimate approval of the Snohomish County Boundary Review Board. You may access more information about annexing property on this website by looking at the Annexation Forms page. Or you may contact Snohomish County for more information. 

We do not have the ability to meter each household in Lake Stevens, therefore the flat rate is used. 
  • The sewer rates established not only account for water flows from homes, but the deep pipes around a lake environment are below the water table.
  • The Sewer District infrastructure must accommodate not only “infiltration” from a high water table but also peak flows during the winter and high volume spikes in service which are often on Saturdays and Sundays.
The public is invited to attend Sewer District meetings, which are held regularly on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Information is also posted regularly on this web site. View District calendar

You can also follow us on the District Facebook and Instagram pages. (Links located on our home page in the top right corner)

We include a quarterly newsletter in our billings. Be sure to watch for it as it is often full of information. 

To receive information on the Wastewater Treatment Plant, you may contact our District Office at (425) 334-8588.

The District is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners elected to six-year terms. See the Overview section for details. 

There are approximately 13,000 sewer connections within the District service area, including both residential and commerical. 

Call our office at (425) 334-8588 and provide us with the updated billing account information. We would appreciate knowing the new owner's name, phone number, property address as well as mailing address. 

The Lake Stevens Sewer District office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The office is closed on most government observed holidays. You can call 24/7 for sewer related emergencies at (425) 334-8588

We have 3 payment drop box options:

  • In front of our office building- just outside the front door.
  • In downtown Lake Stevens there is a large white Sewer District drop box across the street from the Post Office.
  • At Bartell's Drugs - located in the Postal Department in the front of the store.

It actually costs less to send all our customers a statement than it costs to have staff remove them for certain accounts. Also, some customers have commented that they appreciate receiving the statement because it reminds them to deduct the amount from their check register. 

Yes. The District requires developers to pay connection fees for every house they plan to connect to the sewer system. Developers put in all the infrustructure ensuring it meets the Districts required specifications, then donates it back to the District, who maintain it.