Water and Waste Water Rate Study

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Consultation has concluded

Water and Wastewater Rate Study

Council retained Watson & Associates Economists to undertake a review of current water and wastewater user fees and recommend new fees for the next ten years.

Water rates are intended to cover the cost of purchasing water from the Elgin Area Primary Water System or a neighbouring water system, treating water (Belmont water system), operating the water system, replacing water mains and water infrastructure along with debt for capital replacement and upgrades.

Wastewater rates fund the treatment of sewage, operation of the sanitary sewage collection system including pumping stations, capital replacement and upgrades along with debt for capital replacement and upgrades.

Development charges and sewer connection fees finance are paid by new development and properties connecting to the water or wastewater systems for the first time. This money funds growth related upgrades to the systems.


Council retained Watson & Associates Economists to undertake a review of current water and wastewater user fees and recommend new fees for the next ten years.

Water rates are intended to cover the cost of purchasing water from the Elgin Area Primary Water System or a neighbouring water system, treating water (Belmont water system), operating the water system, replacing water mains and water infrastructure along with debt for capital replacement and upgrades.

Wastewater rates fund the treatment of sewage, operation of the sanitary sewage collection system including pumping stations, capital replacement and upgrades along with debt for capital replacement and upgrades.

Development charges and sewer connection fees finance are paid by new development and properties connecting to the water or wastewater systems for the first time. This money funds growth related upgrades to the systems.


Consultation has concluded
  • Updates to Come!

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    by Sile Ferguson,

    Please be advised that any person wishing to submit further comment on the Water/Wastewater Rate Review and recommended rates should email Dianne Wilson @ dwilson@centralelgin.org, prior to January 27, 2021 at 4PM providing their name and address.

    The By-law Amendment will be considered at a future meeting of Council.

  • Zoom Instructions to Join Water and Waste Water Rate Study Public Meeting

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    by Sile Ferguson,

    PUBLIC MEETING WATER and WASTE WATER RATE STUDY MUNICIPALITY OF CENTRAL ELGIN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

    THIS A PUBLIC MEETINGS USING ZOOM WEBINAR SOFTWARE

    To join the meeting through your computer, tablet or smartphone go to:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81389426977?pwd=MWNxTk1EVW1GNTNacktPSkZDalZJUT09

    If you prefer to phone in and listen live, Dial

    + 1 647 374 4685 (long distance charges may apply)

    When prompted, enter the meeting ID:

    813 8942 6977


    ZOOM Meeting Attendee Instructions:

    The following are instructions for participating in a Zoom Public Meeting as an attendee. An attendee may participate by listening or asking a question.

    Using a computer, tablet or smartphone

    1. When prompted to ask a question, click the raise hand icon at the bottom of the zoom window. The host will see that you have raised your hand and will call you by name when ready. The meeting host will unmute your microphone and you may ask your question.

    2. To lower your hand, click the same icon, now labelled lower hand.

    Using a telephone

    1. To join a meeting via telephone, dial 1-647-374-4685 and enter the meeting ID provided (long distance charges may apply). When prompted, press *9 to raise your hand. To mute or unmute your phone, press *6.

  • PUBLIC MEETING - WATER AND WASTE WATER RATE STUDY

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    by Sile Ferguson,
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    Council retained Watson & Associates Economists to carry out a review of current water and wastewater rates and to recommend new rates to ensure that both the water and waste water systems are financially sustainable and will continue to be in compliance with all provincial regulations regarding operations, maintenance and infrastructure replacement. Watson and Associates has completed its report. Council will be hosting a public meeting to enable representatives of Watson & Associates to present the results of its review and to enable the public to ask questions about the review and the recommended rates.

    The public meeting will be on:

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    VIA Zoom Webinar

    A meeting link will be available on the project webpage on the Municipality’s Let’s Talk Central Elgin website prior to the meeting.

    https://www.letstalkcentralelgin.ca/water-and-wastewater-rate-study

    Additional information on the Study is available on the project website.