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Water & Sewer Utilities

 



Water
(regulated by Greater Vernon Services)

Water consumption is invoiced on a quarterly basis by the District of Coldstream, and payment is due to the District by the last business day of January, April, July and October.

Irrigation

Irrigation of Coldstream farmland

 

Click here for rates and fees under the Regional District of North Okanagan’s Greater Vernon Water Utility Rates Imposition Bylaw No. 2622, 2014.

Click here for other water-related bylaw, policies and procedures on the Regional District website.

Click here for agricultural customers regarding spring turn-on and fall turn-off of irrigation water, the new AgConnect Tool, instructions on reading a water meter, and other useful links.

Click here regarding the Cross Connection Control Program.



Sewer

Invoiced on a quarterly basis, and payment is due on the last business day of January, April, July and October.

  Minimum Charge Fixed Rate Consumption Rate
Residential $94.10 per quarter $56.45 per quarter $2.51 per cubic meter
Commercial $94.10 per quarter $56.45 per quarter $2.51 per cubic meter
Multiple Family $94.10 per quarter $56.45 per quarter / per unit $2.51 per cubic meter

For consumption of fifteen (15) cubic meters or less, the minimum charge will apply. For consumption greater than fifteen (15) cubic meters, the quarterly charge will be the fixed rate plus the consumption rate.

The consumption per meter rate will be charged based on the measured quantity of water consumption in the first billing period of the year (approximately January to March). This volume will be multiplied by the consumption rate for each and every quarter.

In addition to the charges above, all non-metered customers will be charged a flat rate of $94.10 per quarter, per unit.

Sewerage System Regulation and User Charge Bylaw No. 1480 (consolidated) - PDF

 


Payment of Sewer and Water Quarterly Utility Bills

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, money order or debit card at the District office.  Payments may also be made over the counter at any financial institution in Canada, or via telephone or internet banking (use last 7 digits of your account number).  If paying via internet banking, please check with your financial institution to ensure correct payee information for the District of Coldstream; some banks will have a payee account for utilities and a separate account for taxes).  If paying by mail, leave plenty of time for mail delivery, as postmarks will NOT be considered as date of payment.

All customers are subject to a 12% per annum interest charge on utility amounts outstanding after the due date.

Utility amounts remaining unpaid as at December 31 are deemed to be taxes in arrears and shall be transferred to property taxes on March 1 of the following year.

For more information, contact the Finance Department at the Municipal Hall at 250-545-5304.


Sanitary Sewer Financing

Recognizing that connecting to the municipal sewer system can be costly, and yet wanting to encourage residents to connect, Council has passed Sewer Financing Bylaw No. 1485.  This will allow you to connect to the sewer at this time, and pay the total costs of the connection over a period of 5, 10 or 15 years.

For more information, contact the Finance Department at (250) 545-5304.