Changes to your 2018 utility bill

Publish Date: 
Oct 27, 2017

Water and sewer utility rates are going up in 2018. The District has approved a stronger user-pay utilities model which rewards conservation and improves transparency in maintenance costs and expenditures.

Also, they’re going up because of Metro Vancouver’s new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The exact figures are being finalized and will be shared as soon as they are available. You will notice the change on your first quarter utility bill that arrives in late April 2018.

Changes in the utility rate structure

In addition to a base charge, which all users pay, the rate structure for water will change to four blocks from the current three, beginning in 2018.

All households begin at BLOCK 1. This is the cheapest water. Water you consume in BLOCKS 2, 3 and 4 costs progressively more per cubic meter.

By creating more blocks, we’ve created more incentive for you to conserve. With metered water, you only pay for what you use. The less you use, the less you pay.

How much water is in a cubic metre?

  • 13 baths
  • 14 washing loads
  • 28 showers
  • 111 toilet flushes
  • 3,300 cups of tea

Information Sessions

Learn more about 2018 rate changes. Join us for an information session on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 9, 6-8 p.m.
    West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
  • Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive

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