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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.

Effective January 1, 2019:

Single Metered Toll shall mean the use of water for a single unit.

Multiple Unit Toll shall mean 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.

Property Tax Exempt Single Unit Toll shall mean use of water for tax exempt single unit properties.

Property Tax Exempt Multiple Unit Toll shall mean each title for a multiple dwelling, each title of a mobile home park.

1.    Single Metered Toll:
Minimum quarterly toll for the first 62 cubic meters(m3) or any part thereof.    $ 64.10
Each additional M3 from 62 to 72 m3 or any part thereof.                                  $   1.05
Each additional M3 from 72 to 100 m3 or any part thereof.                                $   1.25
Each additional M3 exceeding 100 m3 or any part thereof.                                 $   1.50

2.    Multiple Unit Toll:

Minimum quarterly toll for the first 62 (m3) or any part thereof  (per unit).        $ 64.10
Each additional M3 from 62 to 72 m3 or any part thereof (per unit).                   $   1.05
Each additional M3 from 72 to 100 m3 or any part thereof (per unit).                 $   1.25
Each additional M3 exceeding 100 m3 or any part thereof (per unit).                  $   1.50

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

Parcel Tax & Capital Works Renewal Reserve Tax Fund

For the year 2019, there is hereby levied the following annual taxes:

Parcel Tax Rates:

(a)   A tax of  $150.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT1 (Single Family Dwelling)
(b)   A tax of  $225.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT2 (Duplex or Secondary Suite)
(c)   A tax of  $300.00 on all parcels of land classified  
into Group PT3 (Multi-Family Dwelling)
(d)   A tax of  $230.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT4 (Commercial up to 60k gallons)
(e)   A tax of  $350.00 on all parcels of land classified into  Group PT5 (Commercial over 60k gallons)
(f)    A tax of  $150.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT6 (Vacant)
(g)   A tax of  $400.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT7 (Institution)

Capital Works Renewal Reserve Fund Tax Rates:

(h)   A tax of  $215.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT1 (Single Family Dwelling)
(i)    A tax of  $275.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT2 (Duplex or Secondary Suite)
(j)    A tax of  $380.00 on all parcels of land classified 
into Group PT3 (Multi-Family Dwelling)
(k)   A tax of  $300.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT4 (Commercial up to 60k gallons)
(l)    A tax of  $400.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT5 (Commercial over 60k gallons)
(m)  A tax of  $215.00 on all parcels of land classified into Group PT6 (Vacant)
(n)   A tax of  $400.00 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.