Water Rates & Due Dates
On January 9th, 2017, Council adopted a new billing structure for water services in Oro-Medonte. This new billing model is based on recommendations made by KPMG following a detailed analysis of the Township’s Environmental Services programs.
From April 10th - 12th, Council and staff hosted three Community Information Centres to engage municipal water users while providing the information needed to make informed suggestions. Opportunities to provide feedback were also available on the Township’s website through April 19th.
Taking into consideration the input from all sources, billing rates for the new water rate structure were adopted by Council on May 3rd. These new rates took effect July 1st, 2017, and will be phased in over 18 months.
contact the Environmental Services Department from more information.
Bill Due Dates
Water usage is billed quarterly, with payment due dates falling on the last business day of February, May, August and November.
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.