Why is there an excise tax charge on my bill?

Many articles have been written about the City of Federal Way excise tax in our bi-monthly newsletters that are included with your invoice mailings.  Some of the articles are highlighted online and this one in particular, "Federal Way and Edgewood Customer Excise Tax" from Issue #176 of Lakehaven Links from July-August 2018 explains best how your excise tax is calculated and may be of interest to you.

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1. Why is there an excise tax charge on my bill?
2. Can I pay my bill online and/or set up auto pay?
3. Where can I pay my bill in person or drop off after hours?
4. I am having a technical issue with the online payment system, who can I contact for assistance?
5. How often does Lakehaven Water and Sewer District bill customers?
6. How is my sewer bill calculated?
7. How is my water bill calculated?
8. Why do I have a previous balance on my bill for a property I just purchased?
9. What do I need to do when I sell or purchase property in your district?
10. What do I need to do if I am renting out my property?
11. Can I transfer the bill into my name, if I am the tenant renting the property?
12. How do I calculate how much of my next bill is my renter's, when they have moved out?
13. Why is my bill higher than usual?
14. How do I check for a leak?
15. Can I get a leak adjustment if I had a leak on my property?
16. Do you offer any payment assistance for low income customers?
17. How can I make a donation to your Customer Assistance Program?
18. What is the Capital Facilities Charge Capacity Rental Program?