Two areas may switch to Issaquah for utility service


The South Cove and Greenwood Point neighborhoods may soon be served by the city of Issaquah for water and sewer service.

While those neighborhoods annexed to Isaquah in 2006, they still remained city of Bellevue customers for both water and sewer. Soon after annexation, both Issaquah and Bellevue worked together to study potential options for a switch of services and found Issaquah could offer a lower combined water and sewer utility bill for the average customer.

The next step is for both agencies to sign an agreement to negotiate a transition strategy. The city of Bellevue has approved this agreement, while the Issaquah City Council is scheduled to vote on this issue during its April 7 meeting.

If the switch occurs, the major differences for the average customer will be receiving a bill from Issaquah (instead of Bellevue), and paying a lower cost for the services.

More information is available at 425-837-3400.

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