Public Hearings


Virtual public hearing on the 2021 draft budget and
proposed water and sewer rate adjustments

December 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm

The Board of Commissioners of Sammamish Plateau Water is holding a virtual public hearing to receive public comment on, and consider adoption of the 2021 draft budget and proposed water and sewer rate adjustments. A public hearing notice will be published in the Seattle Times on November 16 and 30, 2020. 

Public Hearing Virtual Access

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and state guidelines, the public hearing will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. When Zoom meeting details are finalized, the public hearing participation information will be available on this page, on the Board meeting agenda (coming soon), or by calling (425) 392-6256. Additional information on accessing and participating in virtual Board meetings and public hearings is coming soon.

Public Hearing Virtual Access

Pursuant to the Governor’s emergency Proclamation 20-25, the District is unable to provide an in-person location for the public to participate in the virtual public hearing. Sammamish Plateau Water remains committed to open and transparent practices, therefore the public hearing will still accessible to the public for viewing and public commenting.

Written comment: Written public comment will be accepted until 12:00pm noon on December 7, 2020 (the day of the public hearing). Submit your written comments by email to If emailing, please include “Public Hearing” and the hearing date in the subject field.

Verbal comment: Up to three (3) minutes of verbal public comment may be provided per person live during the public hearing. Verbal comment will be handled by utilizing Zoom’s “raise hand” feature. Detailed Zoom instructions and guidelines are linked below.

Water Rates

The District is proposing a total adjustment to water revenue of 3%, which would be applied to both the fixed water charge and the variable water consumption charges. A single-family residential customer using between 400 cubic feet to 700 cubic feet per month would see a monthly increase ranging from $1.20 to $1.40 on their water bill.

Sewer Rates

The District is proposing an adjustment to sewer revenue of 2%, which would increase the monthly sewer rate for a single-family residential sewer customer by $0.74 to $37.96 per month.

Supporting documents and links

2021 Draft budget
2020-2025 Capital Program
District budget archives
Media release
Seattle Times public notice
Public access to remote Board meetings: Zoom instructions