Archive for December, 2019

Ordinance 18403 Update


Washington Supreme Court rules that King County can charge “rent” to utilities using County rights-of-way; increased utility rates expected.

On December 5, 2019, the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision reversing the trial court’s order in favor of the utilities, ruling that King County has the authority to charge “rent” to water, sewer, gas and electric utilities as a condition of using County rights-of-way. The Court’s ruling will result in increases in ...

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Protect Your Home Against Frozen Water Pipes

Protect Your Spigots From Freezing

Each winter, homes are damaged from water pipes that freeze, burst, and then leak. By taking a few simple precautions, you can avoid the mess, hassle and cost of repairing leaky pipes.

  • Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl space or basement.
  • Know where your water shut-off valve is located.
  • Outdoor hose bibs are susceptible to freezing. Learn how to insulate your hose bib by watching the Protect Outdoor Spigots video.
  • Never leave a garden hose attached ...
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