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Sewer collection and transmission - fixed rate

Sewer collection and transmission—fixed rate:

​Meter Size ​2021 rate
​16mm ​$10.52
​20mm ​$18.93
​25mm ​$29.45
​40mm ​$56.79
​50mm ​$77.83
​75mm ​$160.93
​100mm ​$299.77
​150mm ​$566.92
​200mm ​$904.55
​250mm ​$2244.55
​300mm ​$2244.55
​400mm ​$2455.57
​500 mm ​$2644.77
Collection and transmission - variable rate

Uniform per cubic metre: $1.11740

Large wholesale with collection system: $0.62572

Variable sewer charges are based on metered water consumption. If no meter exists, sewer charges are based on the provisions of the Drainage Bylaw 18100.

Stormwater charges

Charges are calculated using property size (A), development intensity (I), and a runoff coefficient (R), based on land zoning and a city-wide monthly rate.

The charges are calculated as follows:

A x I x RRate = Stormwater utility charge

A: The area of the property in square metres (m2), and the proportion of the building lot area attributable to each unit for multiple units sharing a single building of property.

I: The measure of the portion of lot being used for its intended development. The development intensity factor of 1.0, except for properties where owners demonstrate that they contribute significantly less stormwater runoff per property area to the City's land drainage system during rainfalls than other similarly-zoned properties.

R: Runoff coefficient—the permeability of your lot's surface (i.e. grass versus concrete), based on land zoning.

    • The run-off coefficient for a single detached residential house is typically 0.50. However, depending on your property's land zoning classification, the run-off coefficient can range from 0.20 to 0.95.

Rate: The monthly charge of $0.049683 per square metres (m2).

Special services


Service calls for sewer obstruction investigation is $410. If an obstruction is found, removal is an additional $255.

Truck-hauled wastewater

Sewage delivered by truck to the Poundmaker Wastewater Transfer Station (less the first steering axle): $24.76/axle (GST exempt).

Wastewater having a settleable solids concentration greater than 100ml/l will be charged twice the rate of the above (for 2021: $49.52/axle, GST exempt).

Application Fees

  • Permit to release application fee (per year of permit term): $387.18 (GST exempt)

  • Compliance approval application fee (per year of approval term): $387.18 (GST exempt)

  • Application for sewer metering fee (per application): $360.16 (GST exempt)

  • Application for sewer utility credit fee (per application): $360.16 (GST exempt)

  • Application for stormwater utility credit fee (per application): $360.16 (GST exempt)

Drainage services record search

This search covers records for information related to the following sections of past and present City Bylaws: Sewers Bylaw 9425, Sections 4 – 38; Sewers Use Bylaw 9675, Sections 4 – 37; Drainage Bylaw 16200, Sections 4 – 40 and 50 – 51; Drainage Bylaw 18093, Sections 15 – 20; EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw 18100, Schedule 2 and EPCOR Water Services and Wastewater Treatment Bylaw 18100, Schedule 1, Part IV, Wastewater Overstrength Surcharges. These requests can be sent to and require the following information:

  • Municipal address and legal description;
  • Customer address and contact information;
  • Customer file or project number; and
  • Letter of authorization from the current property owner with clearly printed name and signature.

The cost of this service is $120.43 plus GST per titled lot and is invoiced the month after the record search is issued.