Water is supplied by the City
of Ritzville. Commercial and residential
charges are charged by cubic feet.
Sewer is supplied by the City
of Ritzville with a basic and a per unit charge.
Electricity is provided by
Avista Utilities, a WUTC-regulated corporation, or Big Bend
Electric Co-op, a member-owned electric cooperative. Single-Phase and
Three-Phase hook-ups are available.
Natural Gas is provided by
Avista Utilities and is WUTC-regulated.
Garbage service is provided
by a private contract with the City. Rates depend on amount and
type of service required.
Renovated in 2002,
“Well 8” is Ritzville’s primary water supply. In high demand summer
irrigation or during periodic maintenance, two smaller wells are
called into service. A new “Well 9” is fully funded
treatment facility is a lagoon type with four cells and was built in 2000.
Our master sewer plan dictates that $50,000.00 a year is spent
on improvements and maintenance to our collection system
including pipes, mainline, manholes etc.
a pavement preservation plan in place that continually surveys
current conditions, identifies needs, and makes annual repairs.