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Water Utility User Fee Rate Restructure coming in 2022

City Council approved changes to the Water Utility user fee rate structure at the June 28, 2021 Regular Council meeting (Click here to read the Corporate Report). The new rate structure will be phased in over the next four years and will align water consumption to water utility costs, and will promote water conservation.

The new rate structure will be received in the first quarter Water Utility bill in April 2022. Once phasing is complete in year four, the City will charge a smaller fixed fee related to the size of the meter and all water consumed will be charged at the same rate.

This fall, City staff will prepare a bylaw for Council approval for phase one of the transition. The City will share more information as it becomes available.

Residential Fees

Single Family (including duplex, triplex or fourplex dwellings)

Minimum by Meter Size
Includes Consumption Up To
Effective January 1, 2021 Per Quarter

Single Family Minimum (5/8 inch meter)

1,500 cubic feet

$143.90                    

Single Family Minimum (1 inch meter)

3,900 cubic feet

$289.10                    

Single Family Minimum (1 1/2 inch meter)

7,500 cubic feet

$578.30                    

Single Family Minimum (2 inch meter)

12,000 cubic feet

$925.40                    

Single Family Minimum (3 inch meter)22,500 cubic feet$1,735.10                  
Single Family Minimum (4 inch meter)37,500 cubic feet$2,891.90                  
Single Family Minimum (6 inch meter)75,000 cubic feet$5,714.50                  

Excess consumption above consumption included in minimum, per 100 cubic feet: 4.37

Multi Family

Minimum Per Unit         
Includes Consumption Up To
Effective January 1, 2021 Per Quarter

Multi Family Minimum per unit                     

750 cubic feet per unit

$51.30                    

Excess consumption above consumption included in minimum, per 100 cubic feet: 4.37

Non Residential Fees

Minimum by Meter Size
Includes Consumption Up To
Effective January 1, 2021 Per Quarter

Non Residential Minimum (5/8 inch meter)

1,500 cubic feet

$115.70                    

Non Residential Minimum (1 inch meter)

3,900 cubic feet

$289.10                    

Non Residential Minimum (1 1/2 inch meter)

7,500 cubic feet

$578.30                    

Non Residential Minimum (2 inch meter)

12,000 cubic feet

$925.40                   

Non Residential Minimum (3 inch meter)

22,500 cubic feet

 $1,735.10                    

Non Residential Minimum (4 inch meter)

37,500 cubic feet

 $2,891.90                    

Non Residential Minimum (6 inch meter)

75,000 cubic feet

 $5,714.50                    

Excess consumption above consumption included in minimum, per 100 cubic feet: 4.37