Understanding Your Bill

A water bill is sent out every two months as a portion of your utility bill. Charges on your utility bill are broken down into the following sections.

Sample water bill

Rates

Utility rates cover the cost of water and wastewater utility operations including:

  • Treatment
  • Storage
  • Pumping
  • Distribution and collection systems

They also cover the costs of capital projects related to water quality, city growth and regulatory requirements and ensure rate fairness for all users.

Monthly charges
  Residential – up to 4 Self-Contained UnitsMulti-Family – > than 4 Self-Contained UnitsCommercial

Base rate for all active accounts

$14.25

$47

$47

Recycling fee per unit

$6

$6

 

Garbage fee per unit

$12.15

$9.75

 

Metered water consumption charges include water and sewer services. Usage is the difference between the current meter reading and the reading from the previous invoice.

Consumption charges
  Residential – up to 4 Self-Contained UnitsMulti-Family – > than 4 Self-Contained UnitsCommercial

Rate / Cubic Meter (CM3)

$3.21

$3.21

$3.21

For a complete list of rates refer to our Water & Sewer Rates Bylaw.