Water and Sewer

Waterworks Rate Policy

Domestic and Commercial Rate

On November 14, 2011, Council passed a bylaw to fix the rates to be charged for the use and consumption of water and to fix the rates to be charged by way of rent and service charge for the use of the sewer.

Under the waterworks rate policy bylaw, the water rate of $51.96 for the first 3,000 gallons of water,  $13.31 per 1,000 gallons in excess of 3,000 gallons to 33,000 gallons, and $10.62 per 1,000 gallons in excess of 33,000 gallons as adopted under the Water Bylaw, dated Nov. 8, 2010.

At the June 13th, 2016 council meeting Council passed a new Water Bylaw, which comes into effect as of August 1st, 2016.

Date Consumption Rate

January 1, 2015

Minimum

3,000 gals

$51.96

 

Overage

3,001 – 33,000 (both inclusive)

$13.31 per 1,000 gals.

 

 

33,001 and over

$10.62 per 1,000 gals.

 

 

Infrastructure Fee

$70.00 per month

January 1, 2016

Minimum

3,000 gals

$51.96

 

Overage

3,001 – 33,000 (both inclusive)

$13.31 per 1,000 gals.

 

 

33,001 and over

$10.62 per 1,000 gals.

 

 

Infrastructure Fee

$75.00 per month

August 1, 2016

Minimum

3,000 gals

$51.96

 

Overage

3,001 – 33,000 (both inclusive)

$13.31 per 1,000 gals.

 

 

33,001 and over

$10.62 per 1,000 gals.

 

 

Infrastructure Fee

$30.00 per month

For a printable version of the Annual Waterworks Rate Policy, Waterworks Capital Investment Stategy, Annual Waterworks Financial Overview & Reserves See Below.

Special Rates
The charge for water sold in bulk quantities shall be subject to a special rate of $37.94 per thousand gallons.

Coin-Operated Meters
Meters will accept loonies.
100 gallons - $6.00

Flat Rate
Senior Citizens semi-detached units -- $81.96

2016 Water Only Rates
3,000 gallons = $64.20 Includes $30.00 Infrastructure fee.
3,001 - 33,000 gallons = $8.62 per thousand gallons
33,001 and over = $6.93 per thousand gallons
* this is only for properties who do not have municipal sewer services available.

2016 Sewer Only Rates
Monthly rate = $55.98 Includes $30.00 Infrastructure fee.

Other Rates

  • Transfer Fee $50.00
  • Re-instatement $50.00
  • Waterline Thaw $100.00 - after hours $150.00
  • ¾” meter upgrade $100.00
  • Meter testing $100.00
  • Meter repair $100.00
  • Meter Deposit $150.00
  • Sewer Video $150.00
  • Temporary turn-on $50.00 (Residential)
  • Temporary turn-on $150.00 (Commercial/Multi-family)
  • Dewatering equipment $1200.00
  • Waterline repair (summer) $600.00
  • Waterline repair (winter) $900.00
  • After Hours call-out charge $100.00
  • Custom Work Rates for Labour $60.00/hr
  • Meter replacement $300.00(actual cost plus labour)

Capital Investment Strategy/Annual Financial Overview/Reserves

Waterworks Capital Investment Strategy - August, 2016

The objective of the waterworks capital investment strategy is to address anticipated waterworks infrastructure maintenance and future infrastructure replacements in a timely fashion so as to ensure the municipal waterworks provides safe drinking wter to residents and businesses.

To cover the costs of future waterworks infrastructure maintenance and replacements, Council undertook a combination of increasing water rates and the addition of an infrastructure charge to fund the infrastructure maintenance and replacements. The capital investment strategy will ensure that safe drinking water can be provided to the residents and businesses in the present and future. In 2016, the Town of Nipawin was awarded an infrastructure grant from the Federal and Provincial Government, totalling $13.2 million. This grant allowed the infrastructure fee to be decreased effective August1st, 2016.

The constuction for the new water treatment plant infrastructure is currently underway, with estimated completion in 2018.

Annual Financial Overview

The following is information on the waterworks, as required under The Municipalities Regulations:

2015 Waterworks Overview:

  • Total waterworks revenues: $3,180,691
  • Total waterworks expenditures: $1,663,787
  • Total debt payments on waterworks infrastructure loans: $158,053
  • Comparison of waterworks revenues to expenditures plus debt payments, expressed as a ratio:

$3,180,691 = 1.75
$1,821,840

Reserves

Reserves available for waterworks capital infrastructure - $5,647,959.03

The following additional information is available at the Municipal Office on the waterworks:

  • The waterworks rate policy
  • Capital plans in place and related sources of funding for the projects.
  • 2015 financial overview of the waterworks.
  • Waterworks reserves.
  • A copy of the 2015 waterworks assessment.

Town of Nipawin Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Annual Notice to Consumers see below:


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