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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Water Rates & Due Dates​​

​Water Rates 2020 to 2022

​Rate Component
Effective Rate
January 1, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022
​Fixed Infrastructure Charge​$87.00/quarter​$94.00/quarter​$101.00/quarter
​Fixed Operating Charge
​Variable Consumption Rate ​ ​ ​ ​
0-75 meters3$1.45/m3​$$1.45/m3​$1.45/m3
>75 meters3​$2.20/m3$2.20/m3$2.20/m3

Freed Developments Horseshoe Zone 1 Integration Update - December 16, 2020 ​

Taking into consideration Township corporate projects, the Zone 1 water meter installation, connection, and integration to the Municipal Drinking Water System is temporarily on hold until April 2021.  During this​​time, your service provider will remain Horseshoe Resort/Freed on their flat rate fee schedule. If you have already participated in the water meter installation program, no action on your part is required.  Once the water meter installation program resumes, the Township will contact those properties which require installation.

Freed Developments Horsesho​e Zone 1 Integration

Zone 1 customers are currently subject to Freed/Horseshoe flat rate user fees of $880 per year ($220 per quarter). Conversely, existing municipal water fees are outlined above and include fixed operating costs, fixed infrastructure, and variable consumption rates. All municipal water connections ​are also subject to the provisions outlined in By-law 2016-100 (Municipal Water Supply).

In addition to existing municipal water user fees, a quarterly fee of $73.47 per q​uarter ($293.89 annually) will be included with new customer billing and identified as “Zone 1 Integration Connection”. Only those customers who are impacted by the Zone 1 Integration Project will be contacted regarding meter installation and ultimate connection to the Municipal Drinking Water System.​

Alternatively, a further reduced one time payment of $7107.30 is available for those who elect to pay the full fee at the time their homes are connected to the integrated water system. For additional information regarding integration of Horseshoe Resort (Freed​) customers to the Horseshoe Highlands Municipal Drinking Water System, please review a list of frequently asked questions​​​ and or view a map of water zones of each of the water services systems.

Bill Due Dates

Water usage is billed quarterly, with payment due dates falling on the last business day of February, May, August and November.

​​Water Billing Schedule

Usage Period​Bill Mailed​Payment Due Last Banking Day of:
​January - March​April​May
​April - June​July​August
​July - September​October​November
​October - December​January​February

The Treasurer shall impose a five (5) percent late charge on all unpaid accounts on the day after the due date. If an account remains unpaid, the Township may collect amounts payable pursuant to Section 398(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, as amended.

​​​Pro-Rated Water Charges

​Depending on when a water meter is activated, first homeowners in new subdivisions may be subject to pro-rated fixed charges on their first water bill. Fixed fee pro-rating is based on the following guidelines:

Water meter activated 0-45 days into the billing period = 100% of flat fees charged 
Water meter activated 46-76 days into the billing period = 50% of flat fees charged
Water meter activated 77-90 days into the billing period = 25% of flat fees charged

In addition to any pro-rated fees, all customers are charged the water consumption rate based on metered water usage during the billing cycle.