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In June 2020, we applied to the BC Comptroller of Water Rights to revise a charge applicable to developers or new customers applying to become part of the French Creek water utility. This page provides more information about our application.

2020 Contribution in aid of construction application

On June 24, 2020 we filed an application with the BC Comptroller of Water Rights to revise the Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC) charge applicable to developers or new customers applying to become part of the French Creek water utility. The proposed new CIAC charge reflects the inflation in costs borne by EPCOR to expand waterworks capacity for the benefit of developers or new customers. If approved, the charge would come into effect July 24, 2020 and be applied to new development applications received thereafter.

Why the charge is changing

This charge has not increased to keep up with inflation since it was last changed in September 2015. This change will ensure that revenue collected from developers remains in line with EPCOR's costs over time and ensures equity across customers joining the system at different points in time.

​The regulatory process

The new CIAC charge will remain interim and refundable, subject to a final decision by the Comptroller of Water Rights. If you have comments on the application, please forward them to Chris McMillan, Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, before September 11, 2020, with a copy to EPCOR Water (West) Inc. Submissions can be mailed, emailed or faxed using the information below.

Chris McMillan

Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights
PO Box 9340 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9M1

Email: Chris.Mcmillan@gov.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 953-5124

Service Manager

EPCOR Water (West) Inc.
#10-D 1343 Alberni Highway
Pine Tree Centre
Parksville, BC  V9P 2B9

Email: regulatoryaffairs@epcor.com
Fax: (250) 954-0361

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​Interim refundable rates

Rates approved by the Comptroller charged on a temporary and refundable basis until final rates have been determined through a regulatory proceeding.