2021 Utility Rates
New 2021 rates will reflect the following changes:
- 5% increase in revenue required for water
- 8% increase in revenue required for sewer (this reflects a 6.1% increase to our local portion, but a 8.9% increase to our regional portion due to the costs for the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant project)
- 9% decrease for single-family solid waste and a 7% decrease for multi-family solid waste
Utility rates for garbage and organics as well as public realm waste collection will remain the same, except for a small decrease to the residential recycling charge.
Council approved changes to leak adjustment provisions in the Waterworks Regulation Bylaw to encourage residents to repair leaks promptly. The District has long emphasized water conservation and stressed that it is the responsibility of residents to maintain plumbing in good, working order. These changes reaffirm the District's commitment to the conservation of drinking water.