The City of Ruston provides electric, sewer and storm utility services. Through the utility department web page you can find out more information on the City provided services and pay your utility bill online, though Xpress Bill Pay.
Change of Occupancy
If you are a newcomer to the City of Ruston or want to change the occupancy of your utility billing, you must submit a Change of Occupancy form. A completed form and deposit payment (cash or check) must be delivered or mailed to the City of Ruston at 5219 N Shirley Street, Ruston, WA 98407. Please contact the Utility Clerk at email@example.com or (253) 759-3544 #2 with questions
- $200 deposit for a private residence or other nonbusiness premises,
- $300 deposit for a type A business (defined as small offices, nonservice businesses and multiple unit dwellings) premises,
- $600 for type B business (defined as restaurants, cabarets, and service businesses) premises.
Electric and Sewer
The City of Ruston purchases power from our neighbor Tacoma Power. When Tacoma Power increases electrical rates, the City of Ruston increases its electrical rates.
Effective March 21, 2023, Residential/Commercial customer’s base rate is $24.25. Low-income disabled and low-income senior customer base rate is $19.74. The City of Ruston’s residential/commercial rate is $0.1114 per kWh (kilowatt-hour). Low-income disabled and low-income senior residential rate is $0.0795 per kWh (kilowatt-hour).
Effective March 21, 2024, the City of Ruston’s residential/commercial rate will be $0.1157 per kWh (kilowatt-hour). Low-income disabled and low-income senior residential rate will be $0.0826 per kWh (kilowatt-hour).
To find out more information about electric utility connections, meter upgrades visit the Electrical Utility Department.
For applications and information on sewer connections, click on the link Sanitary and Storm Sewer - Ruston (rustonwa.org). Submit applications for utility connections or service orders to the Utility Clerk.
Murrey's Disposal manages the garbage and recycle pick up services. You can visit their page if you want to report an issue at Murrey's Disposal.