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Utility rate reductions

The City of Kent offers utility rate reductions for eligible senior citizens and disabled persons based on income and place of residence. For more information call (253) 856-5201 or email us at CustomerService@kentwa.gov.

 

Application for Reduction in Utility Rates (92 KB)

Lifeline utility rates

Lifeline water rate - 2016

$.61 per unit - inside the city limits
$.67 per unit - outside the city limits

Lifeline sewer rate - 2016

$55.21 per month effective 1/1/16

Lifeline storm drainage - 2016

$0.92 per month - inside the city limits
No charge if outside the city limits. 

Lifeline solid waste rate

50% off of the monthly rate

 

Who is eligible for the program?

  • Senior, 62 or older and/or
  • Disabled persons (a physician's statement of verification of disability) receiving permanent disability payments from SSI, SSDA, Veterans etc.
  • Total household income shall not exceed the limits as set annually by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (listed below)
  • You and your spouse/tenant must be responsible for payment of utility bills and living at the address receiving services or you must reside in a rental unit served directly by Kent Utilities.

Official HUD income guidelines

(effective January 1, 2016)

Household                        Maximum Annual
     Size                                Gross Income
       1.......................................$48,550
       2.......................................$55,450
       3.......................................$62,400
       4.......................................$69,300
       5.......................................$74,850
       6.......................................$80,400
       7.......................................$85,950
       8.......................................$91,500

 

Application Form for Reduction in Utility Rates (PDF, 92KB) 

 

 

For more information on the Lifeline Program call 253-856-5201.