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Water Rates

Rates for Water and Water Services

Water Utilities in the Province of Nova Scotia are regulated by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB).The NSUARB sets rates, tolls and charges; establishes regulations for the provision of service and any other matter the Board feels is necessary to properly exercise its mandate.

Water Rates

The following rates have been approved by the NSUARB. These rates were effective May 1, 2009. For your information we have set out below, by meter size, the details of these rates. For more information on water service charges, phone 1-877-510-5999.

2009/10 Rates - Effective May 1, 2009

Meter Size
(inches)
Base Rate
($)
Consumption
(m3)
Flat Rate
($)
5/8 $86.00 $1.70 $167.35
1/2 $126.67 $1.70  
1 $208.01 $1.70  
1.5 $411.36 $1.70  
2 $655.39 $1.70  
3 $1,306.12 $1.70  
4 $2,038.73 $1.70  
6 $4,071.73 $1.70  
8 $7,325.39 $1.70  
Excess Capacity   $2.04  

2010/11 Rates - Effective April 1, 2010

Meter Size
(inches)
Base Rate
($)
Consumption
(m3)
Flat Rate
($)
5/8 $105.09 $2.11 $205.74
3/4 $155.43 $2.11  
1 $256.11 $2.11  
1.5 $507.80 $2.11  
2 $809.84 $2.11  
3 $1,615.26 $2.11  
4 $2,521.36 $2.11  
6 $5,038.31 $2.11  
8 $9,065.42 $2.11  
Excess Capacity   $2.44  

2011/12 Rates - Effective April 1, 2011

Meter Size
(inches)
Base Rate
($)
Consumption
(m3)
Flat Rate
($)
5/8 $108.23 $2.19 $212.94
3/4 $160.08 $2.19  
1 $263.76 $2.19  
1.5 $522.98 $2.19  
2 $834.04 $2.19  
3 $1,663.54 $2.19  
4 $2,596.72 $2.19  
6 $5,188.89 $2.19  
8 $9,336.37 $2.19  
Excess Capacity   $2.51  

The minimum monthly bill shall be the base charge.

Connection Fee

The Utility shall charge a $125.00 fee for the creation of a water account, notwithstanding the fact no physical disconnection of the system may have occurred.

Disconnection Fee

Whenever a customer, for any reason requests that the water be turned off from any premises, a charge of $50.00 shall be made for turning off the water, and no additional charge shall be made for turning it on again when this is requested unless such request is after regular working hours of the Utility when a fee of $100.00 shall apply.

Charges for Re-establishing Water Service

When water service has been suspended for any violation of the Rules and Regulations of the Victoria County Water Utility, such water service shall not be re-established until a reconnection charge of $50.00 has been paid.