Residential Rates

2018 Residential Rates Announced

The Board of Trustees have passed the Tax and Tolls Bylaws for 2018.

Most rates are derived from the 2015 Water Rate Review, prepared by GEID’s Consultant, Econics.

Residential categories will now be billed Bimonthly with new due dates being implemented in 2018.  Meters will still be read on the 15th of every month to allow customers to track their consumption.  Utility Billing Invoices will be mailed out before the end of every 2nd month. 

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw #187, being the 2018 Tolls Bylaw was passed on the 19th day of June, 2018.  An additional tier in the Toll for Metered Residential Customers, Single Family Domestic Unit, was added at a rate of $0.96 applied to 100m3/bi-monthly.

NEW BIMONTHLY DUE DATES:  March 31, May 31, July 31, September 30, November 30 and January 31.  

Residential Metered Rates for 2018 are as follows:

Base Rate:  $36.25/month (or $72.50/Bimonthly) for each domestic residence, plus

Consumption – per each cubic meter (m3): 

First 60 m3/bimth:                        $0.44/m3

Next 50 m3/bimth:                        $0.65/m3      

Next 100 m3/bimth:                          $0.96/m3

Balance (over 210 m3/bimth):        $1.48/m3

Please use GEID’s Residential Water Meter Calculator (tab to Rates>2018 Residential Meter Calculator) to estimate your bimonthly bills from your monthly readings.

For Residential Properties over 1 acre in size, that do not have Farm Status as assigned by BC Assessment, who have a second irrigation connection and meter installed to capture their outdoor irrigation (separate from their domestic line), will be charged an additional metered rate of $.40/m3 along with a metered base rate for all irrigation water used during the 6 month irrigation season.   See the General Irrigation Rate tab for more information.

Residential NON-Metered Rates for 2018 are as follows:

Flat Rate:  $150.00/month ( $300.00/Bimonthly) for each domestic residence.

The Board of Trustees strongly encourages the installation of a meter for your residence, and if your residential property is over 1 acre, a second meter will be required to record the additional irrigation water consumption.

Note:   Rural Ellison Area Residents:

The Board of Trustees has deferred Metering Implementation for approximately 175 rural homes in the Ellison area which receive creek water year round.  These rural homes will not be required to install domestic meters until such time that their water quality is improved.  The 2018 Flat Rate for these homes will be $50.25/month ( $100.50/bimonthly).