Water and Sewer Utilities
Water and Sewer costs are paid for through both User Charges, which are based on water consumption, and Capital and Infrastructure levies, which are fixed amounts charged to a parcel of property. The water User Charges are billed and mailed quarterly, while the Capital Infrastructure levies are charged on the annual Tax Notice.
WATER UTILITY RATES
The water User Charge provides for the operation of the Town’s water system and the purchase of bulk water. The Capital and Infrastructure levy provides for renewal of the Water Utility's infrastructure.
|User Charge (Per Thousand Gallons)||$6.50||$6.50||$6.27|
|Minimum Quarterly Charge||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00|
|Capital and Infrastructure Annual Levy
SEWER USER CHARGE
The Sewer User Charge provides for the operation of the Town’s sewer collection system, and Sidney’s portion of costs to operate the Unified Treatment Plant for the Saanich Peninsula. The Sewer User Charge is based on water consumption. The Capital and Infrastructure levy provides for renewal of the Sewer Utility's infrastructure.
|User Charge (Per Thousand Gallons)||$7.40||$7.40||$7.40|
|Minimum Quarterly Charge||$25.00||$25.00||$25.00|
|Capital & Infrastructure Annual Levy
Single Family Dwelling
UTILITY PAYMENT OPTIONS
Online Banking – You can also pay online using your bank’s online bill payment service. If you have not paid us using this method before, you will have to add the Town of Sidney as a new payee. Helpful Tip – Try searching for us as just “Sidney”, then select the appropriate payee for utility bills. Your account number can be found on your utility bill.
Pre-Authorized Withdrawal Plan – You can arrange to have your utility account balance automatically withdrawn from your bank account on each due date. To sign-up for this service, modify your pre-authorized withdrawal information, or cancel your pre-authorized withdrawal payments, complete the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Form. More information about these payments can be found in the Pre-Authorized Payment Terms & Conditions.
By Mail – Cheques are accepted by mail. Please send to:
Town of Sidney
2440 Sidney Ave
Sidney BC V8L 1Y7
At Bank – Utility bills are payable in person at most financial institutions.
At Municipal Hall – 2440 Sidney Ave, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We accept Visa, MasterCard, debit, cheque and cash. There is also a drop-box located at the main entrance to Town Hall available 24/7; please do not deposit cash in the drop-box.
If a property owner experiences a leak in their water systems, leading to higher than normal water consumption, they may be eligible for a one-time leak adjustment. This policy outlines the circumstances under which property owners can apply for a leak adjustment, and the methodology that will be used to calculate the amount of the adjustment.
Water Leak Adjustment Policy
Water Leak Adjustment Form