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Utilities

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.

Public Infrastructure

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 and designed. 

Ritzville’s sewer 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.

Ritzville has a pavement preservation plan in place that continually surveys current conditions, identifies needs, and makes annual repairs.