Sarnia City Council has approved the following metered water rates schedule for 2017:
|Size of Meter||Monthly Water Distribution Charge||Rate per cubic meter of water consumed|
|1 1/2"||$||176.55||22.40 cents|
The 2017 water and sewer rates will be effective January 1, 2017.
The monthly water distribution charge is collected to fund the fixed costs of operating the water system. The cubic meter rate is collected to fund the variable costs of operating the water system.
Funds generated through the water rates are used to cover the costs to operate and maintain the City's water distribution system in order that water acquired through the Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS) is provided to municipal rate payers.
The sewer surcharge is calculated at 116.25% of the total water bill i.e. the monthly water distribution charge plus consumption charge.
Funds generated through the sewer charge are used to cover the costs to operate and maintain the City's sanitary sewage system including the sewage treatment plant.
Anyone who does not have access to the municipal sanitary sewer system and are being charged a sewer charge may apply to the City for an exemption from the sewer charge.
The 2016 portion of your bill is billed at 2016 rates.
The 2017 portion of your bill is billed at 2017 rates.
The minimum bill for any month, or any part of the month, will be the applicable monthly water distribution charge plus sewer charge.
Meter reading, billing and payment collection of the City's water and sewer charges is managed by Bluewater Power Distribution. Bluewater Power issues invoices for both your water and hydro usage on the same bill.
Leaks Cost You Money
A continuous water leak will result in significant water consumption and unnecessary water and sewer charges. Please ensure that your toilet does not run continuously or that you do not have any other water running unnecessarily.
PLEASE REMEMBER to keep the area around your water meter clear of obstructions such as brush, flower pots, and vehicles.