COVID-19 Customer Support Program
The City has temporarily delayed water shutoffs by an additional 30 days (water accounts are now subject to shutoff when they become 70 Days Delinquent). The City understands that due to the COVID-19 impact some customers may not be able to pay their utility bills as they have in the past. If you feel you need special consideration for utility payment arrangements please contact us.
Please read this information to learn more about what you can expect with utility service from the City of Selah. Our service includes water, sewer and garbage. Monthly billings are sent out on the last business day of each month and are payable on or before the 20th of the month following the billing date.
UPDATE JUNE 1, 2020: garbage can replacements or changes may take several days. Please be patient. Basin Disposal is working as quickly as they can to fulfill requests.
2021 Utility Bills
The 2021 utility bills have the following rate & utility tax changes:
Utility Rate Information:
- Resolution #2823 [Water]
- Resolution #2824 [Sewer]
- Resolution #2825 [Solid Waste] Go to the Solid waste page
- Water – metered ($18.12 minimum).
- Water consumption is estimated during the months of November through February.
- Sewer – $47.33
- Garbage – $14.00 for one 60 gallon tote, or $17.04 for one 90 gallon tote, weekly pick-up.
- have cans out by 6:30 AM. Residential curbside recycling available at no additional charge. Any extra bags, boxes, or overfills of cans cost $3.06 each.
There will be no garbage pick-up on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day; instead, your garbage will be picked up the following business day.
Recycling and Yard Waste Programs
The City of Selah offers an optional Recycling program through Basin Disposal. Recycling is picked up the first and third full weeks of the month on Thursday, as shown on the 2021 Recycling Calendar with Instructions.
We offer a Summer Yard Waste Program from mid-April through October for $1.93 per month. Yard waste is limited to three (3) plastic bags of grass and leaves per pickup, not to exceed 40 pounds per bag. Yard waste is picked up the first and third full weeks of the month on your normal garbage pick-up day.
2021 Annual Fall Yard Waste Clean Up date TBD.
For an additional fee, Basin Disposal can also pick up larger items, such as furniture and appliances, upon request.
If interested in any of these services, or for additional information on extra cans and the low income program, contact Dorraine Bigby at (509) 698-7326.
Did you forget to pay your bill?
If you have not paid your bill by the 20th day of the month, you will receive a delinquency notice with a fee of $10.00 added to the past due balance. This amount must be paid by 5:00 PM on the 10th of the following month or water service will be disconnected. If disconnected, a $20.00 fee will be required to reconnect water service, in addition to the balance due.
Should the payment due date fall on a weekend, payment will be accepted on the first business day following the payment due date.
For your convenience
You may mail your payment or drop it by our office at 115 West Naches Avenue. If you are unable to make your payment during business hours, you may leave it in the deposit box to the right of the front entrance to City Hall. If using the deposit box or mail, please make payment by check or money order. Do not put cash in the night deposit box or mail.
We also offer an Automatic Payment Plan (APP). When you enroll in this plan, you will receive your monthly bill as usual. Instead of writing a check and mailing your payment, or driving to City Hall to make your payment, you simply enter the amount in your account register. With the APP, your bank is automatically debited on the day that your payment is due so you can be assured that your utility bill will be paid on time every month. You may cancel the APP by contacting the City of Selah by at least the 15th day of the month in which you desire to discontinue participation. You can print a copy of the APP form by clicking on the link below and drop it off at City Hall to enroll in the plan.
We all make mistakes
Should you feel that we have made an error, please bring in your receipt or canceled check, and we will be happy to review your record.
Billing Policy During the Winter
During the months of November through February, residential meters are not read. Instead, usage is estimated at 700 cubic feet and you are billed a minimum charge monthly. When meter reading resumes in March, your billing will often be somewhat higher if water has been used in excess of 700 cubic feet per month.
All unpaid balances charged against the property are payable by the current owner. The City of Selah is not responsible for collection of balances from previous tenants.
Should you have any water leaks, sewer back-ups or problems with your meter, please call Selah Public Works at 698-7365.
Phone numbers you may want to keep handy
For EMERGENCIES Dial 911
City of Selah 698-7328
Utility Billing 698-7326
Public Works 698-7365
Police Department 698-7346
Fire Department 698-7310
Parks & Recreation 698-7300
Civic Center 698-7302
Basin Disposal 248-7533
Selah Chamber of Commerce 698-7303
Yakima Waste 248-4213
Pacific Power (electricity) 888-221-7070
Cascade Natural Gas 888-522-1130
Consolidated (phone) 697-7267
Charter Communications (cable television) 866-731-5432
Post Office 800-275-8777