Utility Rate Increase Information

Per Town of La Conner Ordinance 1238 the 2024 Town of La Conner Sewer Base Rate increased by 6.9% and Sewer Usage Rate increased by 8%. The 2024 Town of La Conner Water Base Rate increased by 6.9%. The Town of La Conner Storm Drain Rate did not have an increase and remains the same as the 2023 rate. Please see below for a list of various water, wastewater and storm drain projects that the increase in utility rates will support.

Water System Improvement Projects

Project Name
Description
Cost Estimate 
Year 
AC Trans Main Phase 1
Young to McLean pipe burst
$828,300
2018
S 1st Street Replacement
Commercial Street to Morris Street Replace AC and Size
$160,600
2018
S 3rd Street Replacement
8" replacement from Washington to Douglas
$243,100
2019
AC Trans Main Phase 2
Replace AC Main along La Conner-Whitney Rd
$2,592,700
2020
AC Trans Main Phase 3
Roundabout to Reservoir
$1,870,000
2022
Rainier Street Replacement
Replace undersized line
$100,100
2023
N 4th Street Replacement
Replace 2" line from Center St to State St for Fire Flow
$132,000
2024

Wastewater System Improvement Projects

Project Name
Description
Cost Estimate

Year
Plant Improvement
Rebuild Clarifier
$110,000
2019
Influent Screening
Upgrade
$220,000
2020
Plant Technical Upgrade
Next generation upgrade of water
$550,000
2022

Storm Water System Improvement Projects

Project Name
Description
Cost Estimate
Year
Caledonia Pump Station
Retrofit existing wet well with 70 hp submersible pumps
$497,200
2018
S 3rd Street Extension
Caledonia to 250 lf east, connect culverts previously placed
$45,857
2018
Portable Generator
Trailer mounted Genset for pump station operation during power outage
$80,520
2019
Gap Fill Dike
Skagit River flood prevention dike along Drainage Ditch
$793,000
2019
Morris Street Pump Station Rebuild
Replace and rebuild two pumps
$97,790
2020
Whatcom/Laurel Drainage
18", 12" and 8" along Whatcom from Washington south to Laurel, east to Maple Avenue
$215,367
2021