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Joe Stump, P.E., Utilities Manager
Joe.Stump@co.yakima.wa.us

Office Hours: M - F, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Accounting Office: 574-2290
Engineering Office: 574-2300

 

Frequently Asked Questions for the Utilities Division

  1. Where do I pay my water/sewer bill?
  2. How do I change the name on an existing utilities account?
  3. I would like to connect to County water/sewer service. How do I do that?
  4. My property is in Terrace Heights; can I connect to the Terrace Heights Water System?
  5. What is a community well? Can I get one for my development?
  6. My meter is running real fast; I may have a water leak. Who can I talk to?
  7. I don't have any water service; are you doing work in the area?

 

1. Where do I pay my water/sewer bill?
Please submit payments to Yakima County Public Services Accounting Division, Yakima County Courthouse Room 200, 128 N. 2nd St., Yakima, WA 98901. For questions about your billing, please call Yakima County Public Services Accounting at (509) 574- 2290.

2. How do I change the name on an existing utilities account?
Please call Yakima County Public Services Accounting Division at (509) 574- 2290.

3. I would like to connect to County water/sewer service. How do I do that?
Please call Yakima County Public Services Utilities Division at (509) 574-2300 to determine the availability of service.  If service is available to your property, you will be asked to complete an application for service and pay the applicable charges.

4. My property is in Terrace Heights; can I connect to the Terrace Heights Water System?
Water service is currently available to some property in Terrace Heights.  Please call Yakima County Public Services Utilities Division at (509) 574-2300 to determine the availability of service.

5. What is a community well? Can I get one for my development?
A community well is generally considered any well that provides water service to 3 or more homes.  A well that provides water service to 2 homes is considered a shared well. 

It may be possible to drill a community well for your development.   Developments with 5 or more homes will be required to have water rights or separate irrigation available.  Please contact Yakima County Public Services Utilities Division at (509) 574-2300 for additional information.

6. My meter is running real fast; I may have a water leak. Who can I talk to?  
Please contact Yakima County Public Services Utilities Division at (509) 574-2300.

7. I don't have any water service; are you doing work in the area? 
Please contact Yakima County Public Services Utilities Division at (509) 574-2300.