Water & Sewer
If you have a concern or question regarding the quality of your water, call Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division at 206-842-1212.
The following systems were tested in 2016:
The national average water use for a family of four is approximately 1000 cubic feet (cf) each month. Apartment complexes use about half that and a home with an irrigation system can use considerably more.
- 100cf: 750 Gallons
- Average Bath: 50 Gallons
- Average Shower: 20 Gallons
SSA (Summer Sewer Averaging)
During the summer months, we realize all your water consumption is not going into the sewer so we give you a break on your sewer rate. This means the sewer consumption from June 15th to September 15 is billed based on your average winter consumption.
The city has a rebate for low-flow toilets. If you are on the city’s sewer system and you replace a toilet installed before 1994, you may qualify for up to a $100 rebate. The date your toilet was manufactured is printed under the lid. Please see BIMC 13.14.110, Ordinance 99-23 (PDF).
There are over 100 independent water companies (PDF) on Bainbridge Island. You may be on a community well or a larger system. The Kitsap Public Health District regulates all water systems. They can be reached at 360-337-5285. Other resources are:
|Emerald Heights Water
|Island Utilities (Kitsap PUD)
|Port Madison Water
|South Bainbridge Water (Kitsap PUD)