Utility Department


Utility Clerk
(253) 759-3544 option 2

Utility Billing

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 utilityclerk@rustonwa.org or (253) 759-3544 #2 with questions

Required Deposits

  • $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

Electric rates

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.

Residential/Commercial customer’s base rate is $22.25. Low-income disabled and low-income senior customer base rate is $18.11. Effective August 1, 2022, the City of Ruston’s residential/commercial rate is $0.1076 per kWh (kilowatt-hour). Low-income disabled and low-income senior residential rate is $0.0768 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.

Garbage Disposal

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.

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