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Utility Rates

Annual Utilities

Annual utilities cover rates for water and sewer, drainage parcel tax rates and waste collection rates.

Annual Water and Sewer Rates

Annual utility charges for water and sewer service are from January 1 to December 31 for the calendar year.  The amount is based on a flat rate due April 2 each year.  A 5% penalty is charged on outstanding balances after April 2, and another 5% penalty is charged on outstanding balances after July 2.  If the April 2 or July 2 due date falls on a holiday or weekend, annual utilities are due the following business day.  For billing details, see Annual Utility Billing Services.

Annual Flat Rates for Single-Family Dwelling

Account Type  2017  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Water $839 $810  $779 $738 $677 $651 $637
Sewer $634 $600  $580  $539 $483 $439 $428
 Total $1473 $1410    $1359    $1277   $1160   $1090    $1065 

Annual Flat Rates for Secondary Suite

Secondary suite annual utility rates are charged in addition to the single family dwelling rate for water and sewer.

Account Type  2017  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Water $332 $322  $287 $281 $269 $264 $254
Sewer $580 $580  $580  $539 $483 $439 $428
 Total $912 $902    $867    $820   $752   $703    $682 

Annual Flat Rates for Multi-Family Residential (Strata)

Account Type  2017  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Water $332 $322  $287 $281 $269 $264 $254
Sewer $218 $206  $181  $177 $177 $177 $177
 Total $550  $528     $468    $458   $446   $441    $431 

Surrey's Volunteer Water Meter Program

Single family home owners can take charge of water and sewer bills by installing a free water meter  and pay for what you use. Request to receive your free water meter and learn about the water meter installation process.

Metered Utilities

Your utility bill is issued every 4 months. This bill incorporates a fixed charge based on the size of the water meter and a variable component representing actual consumption.

Learn how to calculate metered utility charges or see billing information in metered utility billing. The water metering program provides more information on how to save money and water.

Metered Utility Rates for Residential and Commercial Properties

Account Type  2017  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Water $0.9660 $0.93  $0.8950  $0.8708  $0.8224  $0.8150  $0.7750
Sewer * $0.9899 $0.9371  $0.90625  $0.8688  $0.8086  $0.7575 $0.7175

* Sewer volume is based on 80% of the total amount of water supplied by the City to the Property.

Water Meter Base Charge

       

 Rate per year

Size in mm

Size in inches

 2017  2016 

  2015

2014 

 2013  

2012  

 2011 

16 to 19 mm

3/4"

$66 $66

$63

 $63

$63

$60

 $60

25 mm

1"

$81 $81

$78

$78

$78

$75

$75

38 mm

1.5"

$102  $102

$99

 $99

 $99

 $93

$93

50 mm

2"

$135  $135

$129

 $129

 $129

 $123

 $123

75 mm

3"

$267  $267

$258

 $258

$258

 $246

 $246

100 mm

 4"

$309 $309

$300

$300

$300

 $288

 $288

150 mm

6"

$585  $585

$570

 $570

$570

$543

 $543

200 mm

8"

$684  $684

$669

 $669

$669

$639

 $639

250 mm

10" $684 $684          

*Billing periods are every four months (tri-annually).  The water meter base rate is divided equally between the three bills.

Annual Waste Collection Rates

Waste collection service charges are from January 1 to December 31 for the calendar year.  The amount is based on a flat rate, collected with property taxes, due July 2 each year.  For billing details see Annual Utility Billing services.

    2017  2016   2015 2014 2013  2012  2011
 Single Family Dwelling Garbage/Recycling/Organics $287 $283  $283  $283  $281  $281  $266
 Secondary Suite Garbage/Recycling/Organics $144 $142  $142  $142  $141  $141  $133
 Apartment/Townhouse Garbage/Recycling/Organics (using City services) $287 $283  $283  $283  $281  $281  $266
 Apartment/Townhouse Recycling/Organics - New! $35  $35  $35        
 Apartment/Townhouse Recycling $25  $25  $25  $25 $20 $20 $19

 

Secondary suite charges

Secondary suites are defined as a second dwelling unit, located within the structure of an owner-occupied single-family dwelling.

If there is no secondary suite at your property, call the Secondary Suite Clerk at 604-591-4516 to arrange for an inspection of your home to confirm the secondary suite has been removed.

Failure to do so will indicate to us that you have a secondary suite and your property will be assessed the additional utility levy for the current tax year.

All properties paying for secondary suite garbage charge will be permitted to upsize to a 360L garbage cart. Garbage charges will be included on the annual property tax notice.

If you exceed your garbage cart limit, purchase garbage stickers for $5.50 from various City locations. Call 604-591-4340 for more information.

Learn more secondary suite program information, including fees, regulations and contacts.