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Council Increases 2013 Water and Sewer Rates to Fully Fund Capital Replacement

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In order to fully fund water and sewer operating and capital costs, Council has increased the 2013 residential water rate to $187 and the residential sewer rate to $281. The increased fee will help pay for construction project for both the water and sewer systems. The sewer system includes storm water collection and treatment. The solid waste collection fee for 2013 is unchanged.

Capital projects for the water service include

  • water source dam stability construction
  • ultraviolet sterilization treatment in 2016, and
  • annual reconstruction of sections of the underground water distribution system.

Capital projects for the sewer service include annual reconstruction of sections of the underground sewer and storm water collection systems.

The total residential utility rate, including water, sewer and storm, and solid waste, will increase from $543 in 2012 to $578 in 2013.

Utility rates are due on April 2, 2013. A 10% penalty will be applied to outstanding utility balances on April 3, 2013.

Water Rates

Rate for the calendar year:

2011

2012

2013

1. The following rates apply:
Residential (per unit)

$158.00

$174.00

$187.00

Motels, hotels, non-profit seniors’ housing (per room/unit)

$116.00

$119.00

$120.00

Lodging houses, hostels (per bed)

$47.00

$48.00

$50.00

Schools (per classroom)

$116.00

$119.00

$132.00

Churches, recreation halls

$137.00

$141.00

$154.00

Medical clinic

$420.00

$433.00

$446.00

Restaurant, pub, bar

$420.00

$433.00

$446.00

Coffee Shop, take out

$278.00

$286.00

$299.00

Business, store, office (per suite)

$137.00

$141.00

$154.00

Beauty parlour, medical offices & veterinarian (per suite)

$278.00

$286.00

$299.00

Laundromat

$693.00

$714.00

$727.00

Service stations

$347.00

$357.00

$370.00

Car wash

$693.00

$714.00

$727.00

Regional hospital laundry

$20,500.00

$20,500.00

$20,513.00

Unidentified (per washroom)

$137.00

$141.00

$154.00

Sanitary Sewer Rates

Rate for the calendar year:

2011

2012

2013

1. The following rates apply:
Residential (per unit) $235.00 $259.00 $281.00
Motels, hotels, non-profit seniors’ housing (per room/unit) $152.00 $157.00 $161.00
Lodging houses, hostels (per bed) $63.00 $65.00 $71.00
Schools (per classroom) $173.00 $178.00 $200.00
Churches, recreation halls $205.00 $211.00 $233.00
Medical clinic $620.00 $639.00 $661.00
Restaurant, pub, bar $620.00 $639.00 $661.00
Coffee Shop, take out $205.00 $211.00 $233.00
Business, store, office (per suite) $205.00 $211.00 $233.00
Beauty parlour, medical offices & veterinarian (per suite) $247.00 $254.00 $276.00
Laundromat $861.00 $887.00 $909.00
Service stations $247.00 $254.00 $276.00
Car wash $861.00 $887.00 $909.00
Regional hospital laundry $27,750.00 $27,750.00 $27,772.00
Unidentified (per washroom) $205.00 $211.00 $233.00
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