Tracking Washington Water Banks - Charges and Fees

Last revised: March 29, 2017

The following tables provide the charges and fees information required by RCW 90.42.130 for all the water banks in Washington State.  Those basins that currently have active water banks include:

Yakima River Basin - Charges and Fees

Water Bank Name Mitigation Water Cost Cost Unit of Measure Use Type Fee/Tax Type Description Fee/Tax Cost Notes
Amerivest
Amerivest Aqua Mitigation LLC c/o Mitch Williams
509-962-8558
mitch@mfwilliams.net
Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported  
Big Creek Water Right
Pat Deneen
509-260-0462
pat@patrickdeneen.com
$15,000.00 0.076 acre feet per year Indoor domestic use Not reported Not reported  
Bourne Water Bank, LLC.
Jason and Danica Bourne
360-631-6178
bournewaterbank@gmail.com
$4,500.00 0.308 acre-foot (total) per year or 0.092 acre-foot (consumptive use) per year Indoor use only (Upper Teanaway, above Red Bridge Road Bank application\processing fee $2,600.00  
$4,500.00 0.308 acre-foot (total) per year or 0.092 acre-foot (consumptive use) per year; Plus 0.022 acre-foot (total) or 0.019 acre-foot (consumptive use) for outdoor Indoor + 500 sq. ft. outdoor (below Red Bridge Road) County recording fee See note $73 first page, $1 additional pages, $5 e-record fee; Must record Mitigation Certificate (with Water Budget Neutral Determination as attachment) and Septic Covenant.  Total recording fees estimated at $165
  Escrow/Closing fee $475.00 + tax  
Ownership & Encumbrance $225.00 + tax  
Other charges/fees See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee (Storage Fee) is typically between $10 and $55
Burchack Tillman Creek
Darrin Burchak
509-260-0115
jdburchak@hotmail.com
$8,000.00 Single water right Not Reported See note See note All fees and taxes are included in the mitigation water cost
Cabin Owners - Webpage
Kelsey Collins
509-575-2640
kesi461@ecy.wa.gov
$3,643.00 Per acre-foot per year Indoor domestic and minimal outdoor use Ecology application fees See Notes Standard Ecology application fees apply
  Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Mitigation contract fee $350.00  
Report of Examination (ROE) preparation fee $500.00 ROE preparation is contracted out to a third party
Kittitas County Includes: Roth, Clennon, Aqua-Allwest (Williams-Amerivest Bank) - webpage
Environmental Health Specialist
509-962-7698
environmentalhealth@co.kittitas.wa.us
$3,080.00 275 gallons per day Package A - Indoor only Bank application/processing fee $0.00 Package Cost does not include Ecology's application and processing fees.
  County recording fee $73.00 $73.00 for first legal size page and $1.00 charge for each additional page
Metering fee $180.00 Annually USBR Exchange Contract fee are included in metering fee
Escrow/Closing fee $0.00  
Kittitas County Includes: Roth, Clennon, Aqua-Allwest (Williams-Amerivest Bank) - webpage
Environmental Health Specialist
509-962-7698
environmentalhealth@co.kittitas.wa.us
$3,995.00 300 gallons per day Package B - Indoor + 500 sq. ft. of lawn/garden Bank application/processing fee $0.00 Package Cost does not include Ecology's application and processing fees.
  County recording fee $73.00 $73.00 for first legal size page and $1.00 charge for each additional page
Metering fee $180.00 Annually USBR Exchange Contract fee are included in metering fee
Escrow/Closing fee $0.00  
Land Lloyd Development
  This bank is no longer active
$10,000.00 2 Residences and 500 square feet of irrigation per residence Not reported Bank application/processing fee $0.00  
  County recording fee $140.00  
Escrow fee $513.00  
Title research fee $270.00 Payable to title company
Excise tax $153.00 1.53% of purchase price
Excise tax affidavit filing fee $10.00  
Document preparation fee $2,400.00 Paid to Pacific Groundwater Group for document preparation
Masterson Ranch (Tidwell)
Kathleen Masterson
509-674-5629
kmastersonce@gmail.com
$4,500.00 One residential unit Not reported Bank application/processing fee $2,100.00 Document Preparation, Processing and Administration (Purchase and Sale/Closing Documents, Water Budget Neutrality Application Assistance, Groundwater Mitigation Certificate, Declaration of Covenant required by WAC 173-539A-050) (payable to Seller)
  County recording fee $165.00  
Escrow fee $351.00  
Title report $243.00  
Excise tax $72.85  
Other charges/fees $60.00  
Other charges/fees $500.00  
New Suncadia
(Yakima River Mainstem Package 1)
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$3,080.00 275 gallons per day Indoor/Domestic Bank Application/Processing fee See note Included in mitigation water cost
  Ecology application fees See note Standard Ecology Application fees apply
Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22.00 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $57.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
New Suncadia
(Yakima River Mainstem Package 2)
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$3,995.00 300 gallons per day Domestic and Irrigation Bank Application/Processing fee See note Included in mitigation water cost
  Ecology application fees $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22.00 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $71.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
New Suncadia
(Yakima River Mainstem Package 3)
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$4,400.00 350 gallons per day + irrigation of 500 square feet Domestic and Irrigation Bank Application/Processing fee See note $900.00 in the green zone and $1,500.00 in the yellow zone
  Ecology application fees See note Standard Ecology Application fees apply
Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22.00 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $77.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
New Suncadia
(Teanaway River Package 1
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$4,400.00 300 gallons per day, on average Domestic and Irrigation Bank Application/Processing fee See note $1,250.00 in green zone and $1,800.00 in the yellow zone
  Ecology application fees See note Standard Ecology Application fees apply
Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22.00 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $77.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
New Suncadia
(Teanaway River Package 2
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$4,800.00 350 gallons per day + irrigation of 500 square feet Domestic and Irrigation Bank Application/Processing fee See note $1,250.00 in green zone and $1,800.00 in the yellow zone
  Ecology application fees See note Standard Ecology Application fees apply
Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22.00 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $83.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
New Suncadia
(Big Creek)
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$10,000.00 350 gallons per day + irrigation of 500 square feet Domestic and Irrigation Bank Application/Processing fee See note $2,700.00 in green zone and $3,700.00 in yellow zone.
  Ecology application fees See note Standard Ecology Application fees apply
Storage fee See note USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22.00 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $163.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
New Suncadia
(Swauk Creek)
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
509-649-6321
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$10,000.00 350 gallons per day + irrigation of 500 square feet Domestic and Irrigation Bank Application/Processing fee See note $2,700.00 in green zone and $3,700.00 in yellow zone.
  Ecology application fees See note Standard Ecology Application fees apply
Storage fee See note May not be required.  USBR Exchange Contract Fee - $22 per acre-foot consumptive use stored for mitigation during out of season use (i.e., non-irrigation season).  Fee is calculated for remaining years of Storage Contract.
Escrow/Closing fee $495.00 Payable to an escrow/title company: Buyer can elect escrow/title company.
County recording fee $75.00  
County excise tax $163.00  
Administrative fee See note Buyer may elect to pay $180 annually or one-time payment of $900
Trailside
Jennifer Ewart
206-459-8630
discover@trailsidewaterbank.com
$3,500.00 to $6,000.00 One residential unit Not reported Taxes, escrow, and processing $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 Depends on the mitigation water charge, and how many ERUs are processed at any one time
Roan
Jessica Kuchan, Mentor Law Group
206-838-7650
kuchan@mentorlaw.com
$10,000.00 350 gallons per day + irrigation of 500 square feet Domestic and Irrigation Bank application/Processing fee See note $2,700 in green zone; the yellow zone will depend on the number of ERUs and complexity of the transaction. Please contact for additional information.
  County recording fee $75.00  
Escrow fee $0.00, see note Some areas may require an escrow officer. This will add an additional $445.50 in costs to the Buyer.
Closing fee $0.00  
Excise tax $163.00  
Other charges/fees See note Standard Ecology application fees apply
SC Aggregate
Steve Lathrop
509-925-5622
water@lwhsd.com
$5,250.00 250 gallons per day Indoor only Bank application/processing fee $0.00  
  County recording fee $74.00  
Escrow fee $100.00  
Closing fee $225.00  
Excise tax $85.53  
Other charges/fees   Buyer pays all Ecology fees (application submittal fee, publication notice fees, etc) directly to Ecology.  USBR Exchange Contract Fee is not yet established for this water bank; once established that fee would be paid by the buyer.
Swiftwater Ranch
David Gleason
206-650-4015
gleasonproperties@comcast.net
Not reported, see note Not reported, see note Not reported, see note Bank application/processing fee See note Price varies based on quantity of water being purchased, type of use (purpose), and market competition.  Fees are adjusted based on market, demand, and complexity of transaction.
  County recording fee $73.00 $73.00 for first legal size page and $1.00 charge for each additional page
Escrow/closing fee See note 1.53% of purchase price
Escrow fee $452.00 Fee charged by title company is passed on, no mark-up
Title fee $275.00 Fee charged by title company is passed on, no mark-up
Other charges, fees See note Ecology fees such as the USBR Exchange Contract Fee is paid by buyer
Western Water Partners
Anne Watanabe
509-852-2041
annew@inlandcellular.com
$35,200.00 (see note) 1 acre-foot per year Not reported     $35,200 per acre-foot: One acre-foot = 325,850 gallons; 325,850 gallons/365 days per year = 892.7 gallons per day
  Bank application/processing fee $2,500.00 Plus $150 for each additional parcel if more than one parcel on one application
County recording fee See note Applicant pays county direct; $73 for first legal size page and $1 charge for each additional page
Escrow/closing fee See note Applicant pays directly to the escrow/closing agent
Other charges/fees See note Ecology fees such as the USBR Exchange Contract Fee is paid by buyer
Yakima Mitigation Services
Jessica Berry
509-649-5271
jberry@inlandnet.com
$4,400.00 350 gallons per day Indoor + 500 sq. ft. of lawn/garden Bank application/processing fee $2,100.00  
  County recording fee $240.00  
Escrow/closing fee $100.00  
Other charges/fees $100.00 For example, the USBR Exchange Contract fee

Dungeness River Basin

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Water Bank Name Mitigation Water Cost Cost Unit of Measure Use Type Fee/Tax Type Description Fee/Tax Cost Notes
Dungeness Water Exchange - webpage
Raquel Espinosa
206-675-1585 x102
raquel@washingtonwatertrust.org
$1,000.00 150 gallons per day (average) Indoor - domestic only See notes See notes County recording fee is paid by applicant directly to the county; no additional fees apply
  $2,000.00 239 gallons per day Indoor with basic outdoor (2,500 sq. ft.) See notes See notes County recording fee is paid by applicant directly to the county; no additional fees apply
$3,000.00 350 gallons per day Indoor with extended outdoor (5,625 sq. ft.) See notes See notes County recording fee is paid by applicant directly to the county; no additional fees apply
$1,300.00 60 gallons per day Stockwater - up to 5 animals See notes See notes County recording fee is paid by applicant directly to the county; no additional fees apply
$1,800.00 120 gallons per day Stockwater - up to 10 animals See notes See notes County recording fee is paid by applicant directly to the county; no additional fees apply
$2,200.00 180 gallons per day Stockwater - up to 15 animals See notes See notes County recording fee is paid by applicant directly to the county; no additional fees apply

Columbia River (Mainstem)

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Water Bank Name Mitigation Water Cost Cost Unit of Measure Use Type Fee/Tax Type Description Fee/Tax Cost Notes
Lake Roosevelt - Webpage
Mark Schuppe
509-454-4238
mark.schuppe@ecy.wa.gov
$35.00 Per acre-foot per year for remaining years of Bureau of Reclamation lease Municipal, Group Domestic, & Commercial/Industrial Ecology application fees See notes Standard Ecology application fees apply
Port of Walla Walla Leases - Webpage
Mark Schuppe
509-454-4238
mark.schuppe@ecy.wa.gov
$105.00 Per acre-foot per year for remaining years of Port of Walla Walla leases Interruptible uses (i.e., not long term domestic) Ecology application fees See notes Standard Ecology application fees apply
Sullivan Lake - Webpage
Mark Schuppe
509-454-4238
mark.schuppe@ecy.wa.gov
$60.00 Per acre-foot per year for 25 years Municipal, Group Domestic, & Irrigation Ecology application fees See notes Standard Ecology application fees apply

Walla Walla River Basin

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Water Bank Name Mitigation Water Cost Cost Unit of Measure Use Type Fee/Tax Type Description Fee/Tax Cost Notes
Walla Walla Exempt Well Mitigation Bank - webpage
Walla Walla Partnership
Chris Hyland, Executive Director
509-524-5217
chris.hyland@wwcc.edu
$2,000.00 Per .55 acre foot per year (for a credit for a house) Domestic N/A N/A