Utility Rates

Effective January 1, 2020, the metered water rate is $3.10 per cubic meter of water. That rate applies across the entire County.
Bulk water rates for potable water is $5.00 per cubic meter and for non-potable water it is $2.20 per cubic meter.
Detailed rate information can be found in Schedule “D” Rates, Fees and Charges.

Explanation of your Utility bill:

  • Water System Reserve Fee— $20.00 per month

* Pays for any water breaks in the distribution system, etc.

  • Monthly Fixed Charge—$5.00 per month

* This is applied to cover the cost of the water meters

  • Consumption Rate—$3.10 per m3

Effective July 21, 2020 the County’s new Water and Sewage Bylaw came in to effect that made it clear what everyone’s responsibilities were. The Bylaw states in Schedule “D” Service Connection Fees and Costs:

3.The Customer is responsible for paying the actual cost incurred by the County in providing and installing the Water Service Line or Sewer Service Line or both, as applicable, as well as any extension of a Water Main or Sewer Main which may be required to connect the Water Service Line or Sewer Service Line, as the case may be. Payment of any and all connection fees/costs charged by the County in respect of connection to the Water System or the Sewer System, and the receipt of the Utility Services, shall be paid as follows:

(1)  in respect of the construction of the extension of a Sewer Service Line or Sewer Main, in full prior to commencement of construction of the Sewer Service Line or Sewer Main;

(2) in respect of the construction of the extension of a Water Service Line or Water Main:

(a) in full prior to commencement of construction of the extension of the Water Service Line or Water Main; OR
(b) 50% of the estimated costs prior to commencement of construction of the extension of a Water Service Line or Water Main, and the balance of the costs prior to connection of the water Service Connection and/or commencement of the Water Services; OR
(c) paid by additional equal monthly fee/rate rider concurrently with all other service fees or charges, for a period of Sixty (60) months calculated on the actual costs of construction, as an additional cost of service to the Customer not applicable to any other customers.

at the option of the Customer.

The Customer will be required to enter into a customer service application and agreement addressing the construction, costs and payments. Without restricting the service application and agreement, if the monthly fee/rate rider is selected the Customer shall ensure that any purchaser or transferee of the Customer’s Property agrees to assume the outstanding balance and fee/rate rider, failing which the Customer shall pay out the balance of the unpaid fee/rate rider. A notice of the fee/rate rider and presence of outstanding balance of costs of construction may be registered on title to the Customer’s Property by caveat.