The City of Spokane Water Department provides potable water to customers within our retail service area. This includes customers living inside the City of Spokane along with others who reside outside the city. As required by State law, the City operates the system under the Washington State Public Water System Identification No. 83100K. The Spokane water system is the ranked 3rd largest in total size state wide behind the cities of Seattle and Tacoma.
The Water System is wholly owned and operated by the City of Spokane, Washington. The Water Department budget operates as an “Enterprise Fund” type account which is separate from the General Fund used to pay for other municipal services. As a result the Water Department pays taxes to the City of Spokane and the State of Washington like any other utility provider.