Nov 17, 2016

Water Utility Bylaw


Residential consumer of utility service rates effective January 1, 2017


TOWN OF WEMBLEY

BY-LAW 693-A – WATER UTILITY BY-LAW

BEING A BY-LAW OF THE TOWN OF WEMBLEY IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA FOR THE PURPOSE OF

AMENDING SCHEDULE “A” OF THE WATER UTILITY BY-LAW 693.

WHEREAS the Town of Wembley, being a municipal corporation in the Province of Alberta, owns and

operates a water treatment and distribution system for supplying potable water and fire protection as

public utilities for the benefit of municipal, domestic and industrial users and all other consumers in the

Town of Wembley, and subject to Council approval;

AND WHEREAS pursuant to the Municipal Government Act being Chapter M-26, 2000 and amendments

thereto, the Council of the Town of Wembley has the authority to enact a by-law affecting, controlling

and regulating the public utilities known as the “Water System”;

NOW THEREFORE the Municipal Council for the Town of Wembley dully assembled hereby enacts as

follows:

1. TITLE

This By-law may be sighted as “The Water Utility By-Law, Amendment 693-A

2. GENERAL

A. Schedule “A” is hereby deleted in its entirety.

B. Schedule “A-1” is hereby approved and attached as an amendment to By-law 693.

3. VALIDITY

The invalidity of any Section, clause, sentence or provision of this By-Law shall not affect the

validity of any other part of this By-Law which can be given effect without such invalid part or

parts.

This By-Law takes effect January 1, 2017.

READ A FIRST, SECOND AND BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT OF ALL COUNCILLORS PRESENT, A THRID

AND FINAL TIME AND FINALLY PASSED THIS 14TH DAY OF NOVEMBER A.D., 2016

 

Schedule “A-1” Rate Schedule

RATES – WATER SERVICES

Residential Consumption Rate

1. Every residential consumer of utility services for a dwelling unit or residential unit shall pay for

water supplied at a rate determined as follows:

Effective January 1, 2017 this rate will be $1.47 per cubic meter of water.

Residential Fixed Rate

2. Commencing January 1, 2017, residential consumers of utility services for a dwelling unit or

residential unit having a water meter shall pay a monthly fixed rate for each meter on the basis

of a multiple of the 5/8” water meter as follows:

  • 5/8" meter = 1.0 times the 5/8" meter = $10.83/month
  • 3/4" meter = 1.5 times the 5/8” meter = $16.25/month
  • 1" meter = 2.5 times the 5/8" meter = $27.08/month
  • 1-1/2" meter = 5 times the 5/8" meter = $54.15/month
  • 2" meter = 8 times the 5/8" meter = $86.64/month
  • 3" meter = 17.5 times the 5/8" meter = $189.53/month
  • 4” meter = 31.5 times the 5/8” meter = $341.14/month
  • 6” meter or bigger = 70 times the 5/8” meter = $758.10/month

Any consumer that refuses to have a water meter installed at their residence or premises shall

pay a flat rate of $120.00 for water and $80.00 for sewer per month until such time that a water

meter is installed. The cost of the water meter and water meter installation shall be charged to

the property owner.

Non-Residential Consumption Rate

3. Every non-residential consumer shall pay for water supplied to him or her an amount

determined as follows:

Effective January 1, 2017 this rate will be $1.616 per cubic meter of water.

Non-Residential Fixed Rate

4. Commencing January 1, 2017, non-residential consumers having a water meter shall pay a

monthly fixed rate on the basis of a multiple of the 5/8” water meter as follows:

  • 5/8” meter = 1.0 times the 5/8” meter = $11.91/month
  • 3/4" meter = 1.5 times the 5/8" meter = $17.87/month
  • 1” meter = 2.5 times the 5/8" meter = $29.78/month
  • 1-1/2" meter = 5 times the 5/8" meter = $59.55/month
  • 2" meter = 8 times the 5/8" meter = $95.28/month
  • 3” meter = 17.5 times the 5/8” meter = $208.43/month
  • 4” meter = 31.5 times the 5/8” meter = $375.17/month
  • 6” meter or bigger = 70 times the 5/8” meter = $833.70/month

Miscellaneous Rates:

1. New Service Connection Fee:

1. Where a property was not previously connected to water and the property owner requires

a connection to water the customer shall pay the cost of the meter and installation.

2. An administrative fee of $50.00 will be levied when all new accounts are activated.

3. A penalty of 10% on outstanding balances will be levied on all accounts in arrears on the

first day of the new billing period. All accounts in arrears for 60 days or more may be turned

off or added to the tax roll for collection.

4. A $100.00 re-connection fee will be levied:

a. When the arrears are paid in full and the service is turned back on; or

b. When the service is turned back on after having been turned off at the request of

the property owner.

5. A charge of $500.00 will be levied upon the request of the property owner to relocate a

water meter.

6. Water meter installations charges shall be:

a. $500.00 for residential service connection

b. $1,000.00 for commercial service connection

7. A charge of $200.00 will be levied for any after hour call out.

8. The monthly administrative fee for non-electronic billings shall be $2.00 per month per

account.

9. For the purpose of this section regular office hours shall be 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Mondays

through Friday excluding all statutory holidays.

RATES - WASTEWATER SERVICES

Consumption Rate

1. In the case of all property connected to the Wastewater Utility and served by the Town water

system, unless otherwise provided for in this rate Schedule, when the wastewater is within the

limits set out in this Bylaw the following rates are applicable:

Effective January 1, 2017 this rate will be $1.18 per cubic of water consumed.

Fixed Rate

2. Commencing January 1, 2017 every consumer having a 5/8” water meter shall pay a monthly

Fixed Rate of $7.00.

3. Commencing January 1, 2017 every consumer having a water meter larger than 5/8” shall pay

on the basis of a multiple of the 5/8” water meter Fixed Rate as follows:

  • 3/4" meter = 1.5 times the 5/8" meter = $10.50/month
  • 1” meter = 2.5 times the 5/8" meter = $17.50/month
  • 1-1/2" meter = 5 times the 5/8" meter = $35.00/month
  • 2" meter = 8 times the 5/8" meter = $56.00/month
  • 3" meter = 17.5 times the 5/8" meter = $122.50/month
  • 4” meter = 31.5 times the 5/8” meter = $220.50/month
  • 6” meter or bigger = 70 times the 5/8” meter = $490.00/month