Ephrata is the County seat for Grant County Washington. Ephrata sits on the intersection of State Highways 28, 17 and 282: with easy access to Interstate 90. Map Link >>
Ephrata's population is estimated at 7,916.
The city was incorporated in 1909. We have a
Strong Mayor / Council form of government.
Class: 2 nd Class (code)
Fire Rating: 5 Area within the City: 10.09 sq. miles.
2013 Operating Budget: $12,000,000
Primary Source of Revenue: Utility Tax 39%,
Sales Tax 38%
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Total gross rate within the city per $1000 valuation assessed at 13.88822.
Year payable: 2005
State Retail Sales Tax: 6.5%
Local Retail Sales Tax: 1.4%
Basic Water and Sewer: Residential water is billed at $34.20 per month. Residential sewer is billed at $36.00 per month.
Garbage: $9.10 - $21.20 per month depending on size of garbage can.
City Water Source: 7
Wells, Capacity: 6,810 gallons/,minute
or 9.81 million gallons per day.
Peak Demand: 7.5 million gallons per day
Sewer Service: Reclaimed water facility with surface
to aquifer recharge.
Reclaimed Water Capacity: 1.1 million gallons per day Average Flow : 700,000 gallons per day.
Service by Grant County Public Utility District. Average Electric Rate: 3.409 / kwh Industrial 4.167 / kwh Residential 2.695/ kwh Commercial 2.324 / kwh Large Commercial
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Columbia Basin Hospital:
29 Beds, Also 29 Bed Nursing Home
and 36 Bed Assisted Living.
1 Ambulance stationed in Ephrata with Advanced Life Support / Paramedic Level of Care
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