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Water Rates

Water Toll

Billing is done quarterly on or about the last week of every third month. "Water Toll" includes the minimum toll and any charges for the water used in excess of the minimum. Penalty Charge is a one-time charge, based on 20% of the outstanding water toll which is not paid within 30 days of the billing date.

Domestic Toll shall mean the use of water for a single family dwelling, including each unit of a multiple dwelling, each unit of a mobile home park, each self-contained suite in a single family dwelling, and each store, office, hall, church or classroom. Commercial Toll shall mean use of water in each motel, trailer court or other business catering to the public.

2017 Domestic Toll (effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Minimum quarterly toll of $64.10 for the first 62 cubic meters (13,640 imperial gallons) or any part thereof.

(b) All water used in excess of 62 cubic meters (13,640 gallons) per billing shall be charged for at the rate of $0.99 per cubic meter (220 gallons) or any part thereof.

2017 Commercial Toll (effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Minimum quarterly toll of $89.25 for the first 62 cubic meters (13,640 imperial gallons) or any part thereof.

(b) All water used in excess of 62 cubic meters (13,640 gallons) per billing shall be charged for at the rate of $0.99 per cubic meter (220 gallons) or any part thereof.

For a comparison of Oceanside community water rates please click here.

Parcel Tax & Capital Works Renewal Reserve Tax Fund

For the year 2017, there is hereby levied the following annual taxes:

Parcel Tax Rates:

(a)   A tax of  $76.50 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT1 (Single Family Dwelling)
(b)   A tax of  $153.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT2 (Duplex or Secondary Suite)
(c)   A tax of  $204.00 on all parcels of land classified  
into Group PT3 (Multi-Family Dwelling)
(d)   A tax of  $153.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT4 (Commercial up to 60k gallons)
(e)   A tax of  $204.00 on all parcels of land classified into  Group PT5 (Commercial over 60k gallons)
(f)    A tax of  $76.50 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT6 (Vacant)
(g)   A tax of  $204.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT7 (Institution)

Capital Works Renewal Reserve Fund Tax Rates:

(h)   A tax of  $130.05 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT1 (Single Family Dwelling)
(i)    A tax of  $191.25 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT2 (Duplex or Secondary Suite)
(j)    A tax of  $295.80 on all parcels of land classified 
into Group PT3 (Multi-Family Dwelling)
(k)   A tax of  $221.85 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT4 (Commercial up to 60k gallons)
(l)    A tax of  $295.80 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT5 (Commercial over 60k gallons)
(m)  A tax of  $130.05 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT6 (Vacant)
(n)   A tax of  $295.80 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT7 (Institution)


*    The aforementioned taxes shall be due and payable on or before the 1st day of July  and shall have a percentage addition of 12% added to all taxes remaining unpaid after the said date.
**   In addition, taxes remaining unpaid on the 1st day of March next following the date upon which the taxes are levied shall bear interest at the rate prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under the Taxation (Rural Area) Act, as set out under Section 760 of the Local Government Act.

Other

Accounts are kept in the name of the registered owner of the property only and it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure the water bill is paid. 

Only water district employees may turn water off or on. Customers must contact the Water Board office if they desire water to be turned on or off. Refer to the Water Turn On/Off Policy on the right side of this screen for more information.

Bill Payments

Bills may be paid in the following manner:

  • At our office with cash, cheque, or money order.
  • By mail with a cheque or money order.
  • Online through your financial institution.
  • In person at your financial institution.