Archive for April, 2022

King County Ordinance 18403 – Removal of Surcharge

In November 2016, King County Ordinance 18403 was enacted to impose rent upon water, sewer, gas, and power utilities for their infrastructure located in roadways (rights-of-way) pursuant to a franchise. In April 2020, the District instituted customer surcharges for water and sewer to fund a contingent liability for rent pending the outcome of litigation and negotiation with the County. The Courts ultimately authorized the County to negotiate the payment of rent subject to limitations. Although the District is currently in ...

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