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Water and sewer rates and charges

Rates are effective January 1 of each year, unless otherwise noted.

Water rate

Per cubic metre per quarter 2012 rate 2013 rate 2014 rate 2015 rate
0 - 272 $1.35 $1.39 $1.42 $1.45
272.1 - 2,720 $1.20 $1.25 $1.31 $1.38
over 2,720 $1.12 $1.25 $1.31 $1.38

Sewer rate

Per cubic metre per quarter 2012 rate 2013 rate 2014 rate 2015 rate
  $2.10 $2.15 $2.21 $2.28

Daily basic charges for City-owned meters

Meter size 2012 rate 2013 rate 2014 rate 2015 rate
5/8" meter $0.20 $0.25 $0.30 $0.35
3/4" meter $0.21 $0.26 $0.31 $0.36
1" meter $0.25 $0.30 $0.35 $0.40
1 1/2" meter $0.29 $0.34 $0.41 $0.48
2" meter $0.40 $0.47 $0.56 $0.64
3" meter $1.27 $1.44 $1.67 $1.86
4" meter $1.60 $1.79 $2.08 $2.31
6" meter $2.36 $2.62 $3.03 $3.36
8" meter $3.22 $3.57 $4.12 $4.56
10" meter $4.09 $4.52 $5.21 $5.76

Daily basic charge for privately-owned meters

Meter size (both water and sewer service) 2012 rate 2013 rate 2014 rate 2015 rate
All meter sizes $0.15 $0.20 $0.25 $0.30

Waste Diversion Fee

Per day 2013 rate 2014 rate
$0.137 $0.137

Explanation of charges

Water rate

The water charge on your bill is based on the amount of water you use, as measured by the water meter. This covers the cost of bringing water from Shoal Lake to your home, including operating and maintaining the aqueduct, pumping stations, reservoirs and distribution system.

Sewer rate

The sewer charge on your bill is based on the amount of water you use, since most of it ends up as sewage. This money is used to collect, transport and treat sewage so that it meets environmental requirements before it is released to the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

Basic charge

  • Billed on a daily rate.
  • Based on meter size for City-owned meters. It covers the cost of your water meter, customer service, billing and postage.
  • All privately-owned meters are assessed the same basic charge. It covers the cost of customer service, billing and postage.
  • Prior to June 1, 2009, this charge was based on a 90-day billing period. It was billed on meter size and the number of days in your billing period. If your billing period was more or less than 90 days, your quarterly charge varied slightly.

Waste Diversion Fee

  • $50.00 per year or 13.7 cents per day,
  • billed as a daily charge for each dwelling unit serviced,
  • added to quarterly utility bills if you have a water account with us,
  • billed quarterly if you do not have City water and sewer service.

Additional charges

Meter replacement

  • 5/8 inch – $148.00 plus GST
  • 3/4 inch – $187.00 plus GST
  • One to two inches – Cost of meter plus $90.50
  • Three to 10 inches – Cost of meter cost plus $134.00

We only charge for meter replacements due to tampering or damage due to negligence.

Meter testing

Customers may request and witness a test of their meter at a cost of:

  • 5/8 and 3/4 inch – $82.00 plus GST
  • One inch and larger – $203.00 plus GST

The meter test fee is refunded if the meter does not test within the limits outlined by the American Waterworks Association. Contact us for more information or if you have questions.

Water pipe thawing - frozen on property owner's side:

  • Property zoned residential – $305.00 (total cost)
  • Property zoned other than residential – $249.00 for the first hour or any portion of the hour and $61.00 for each additional half-hour or any portion of the half hour
  • City portion – no charge

Lot grading charges

Recycling and garbage collection charges

Rental charges

Water tank (temporary water supply):

  • Delivery and first day of rental is $269.00.
  • Each additional day is $20.50.
  • Additional tank fills are $223.00 (includes pick-up and delivery).

Contact 311 for more information or if you have questions.

Backflow preventer with lockable box

  • Per unit / per week - $178.00
  • Per unit / per month - $508.00
  • Plus permit, water and meter costs

Contact us for more information or if you have questions.


Questions?

GST does not apply to above rates and charges unless noted.

Last updated: February 24, 2014

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