Water Division

Production & Testing

The City of Milton’s drinking water is produced from groundwater wells, within the City limits. These sources are regularly monitored for both quality and quantity. The water is tested according to State Department of health guidelines for over 100 different chemicals and compounds, as well as for bacteria. The Water Consumer Confidence Report is published annually. Any households receiving Milton water, can request a report be mailed to them by email or by calling 253-922-8733. This report details the previous years operating and testing results, and provides a wealth of other information on our water.

Water is provided by underground aquifers which are accessed by a total of seven wells. Two new wells were brought on line in 2007. Currently, the City of Milton has 3,231 water connections.


The City of Milton’s Water, Street, and Surface Water Division is comprised of nine full time employees, this includes six operation staff, one water quality, two leads and a supervisor. The City also has one equipment operator that operates for all public works. 

The water and street crew respond to emergencies and weather related issues at all times.

Water Rates

Current rates for residential are $26.55 per month base, plus a new tiered rate systems as follows:

  • $2.69 per 100 cubic feet of water used up to 800 cubic feet
  • $2.93 per 100 cubic feet of water used from 801 to 1,000 cubic feet
  • $3.15 per 100 cubic feet of water used from 1,001 and over cubic feet

Start or Change Water Service

To set up a new water utility account or make changes to an existing account, visit the Utilities page.

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