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​​​​​​​Water Rates & Due Dates


Please see below for the current municipal water rates. If you require additional information, please contact the Environmental Services Department from more information.

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​​Water Rates effective January 1, 2019
​Rate Component

​50% Fixed Operating
50% Variable Operating
​Fixed Infastructure Charge
$80.00 /quarter
​Fixed Operating Charge
​$85.96/quarter
​Variable Consumption Rate 0-75 meters3
​$1.45/m3
​Variable Consumption Rate >75 meters3​$2.20/m3

Skyline Horseshoe Zone 1 Integration

Zone 1 customers are currently subject to Skyline/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, the quarterly fee of $93.08 will be added to new customer billing and identified as “Zone 1 Integration Connection”. A breakdown of this fee is outlined below.

For additional information regarding integration of Horeshoe Resort (Skyline) ​customers to the Horseshoe Highlands Municipal Drinking Water System, please click here​ to review a list of frequently asked questions and click here to view a map​ of each of the water services systems.

​​Skyline Horseshoe Zone 1 Integration
Description of CostCost
Horseshoe Highlands Water Upgrades1 $9,802.00
10% credit for Horseshoe Medonte Reserve Contribution collected through Skyline Flat User Rate ($980.20)
Credit for Water Meter Package Cost 2 $485.90
Total $9,307.70
Annual Fee $372.31
Quarterly Fee$93.08
Notes:
  1. Costing identified in Fees & Charges By-law 2018-044 & DC By-Law 2019-100 for wells, pump and elevated storage
  2. Cost identified in Fees & Charges By-law, Schedule J

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.