There are two components to your water utility fees:
- Base Water Charge
- Metered Water Charge
Base Water Charge
Your base water charge is determined by your property type and size of water connection. A typical single-family home will pay $89.36 per quarter in 2022.
Multi-family and commercial properties typically have higher flow requirements and connection sizes than single-family properties, and therefore pay a higher base charge.
Metered Water Charge
For single-family residential properties, charges are calculated each quarter using a tiered water rate structure (with levels or blocks per consumption range). Water is charged by cubic metre, with water in Block 1 costing the least per cubic metre.
- Block 1: 0-30 cubic metres
- Block 2: 31-60 cubic metres
- Block 3: 61-180 cubic metres
- Block 4: over 180 cubic metres
2022 Water Rates
- 0–30 cubic metres: $1.48 ($44.40)
- 31–60 cubic metres: $1.69 ($93.41)
- 61–180 cubic metres: $2.59 ($401.62)
- over 180 cubic metres: $3.52 ($401.62)
Multi-family/commercial/institutions and mixed property types will be charged a flat fee of $1.90 per cubic metre of water.
Because water consumption varies seasonally, it's common for a household to use fewer cubic metres during a fall or winter quarter and more during drier summer months.
Meters are read monthly and you can check your monthly meter reads using MyDistrict.
Learn more about your water utility bill