Water, Sewer & Garbage Rates

Effective January 1, 2023

As a result of a comprehensive Utility Rate Review, Nanaimo City Council has approved changes to the City's user rate charges and rate structure.  View our key update information sheet for an overview of the changes. For examples of how to calculate fees for different types of properties, visit the User Rates Calculation page.

WATERWORKS RATE AND REGULATION BYLAW 2006 NO. 7004

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION BYLAW 2011 NO. 7128

SEWER REGULATION AND CHARGE BYLAW 1982 NO. 2496

 

Single Family Residential - Up to 2 Residential Units

Includes single family homes, homes with a suite or carriage house, duplexes, and duplexes with suites. 

Single family residential properties are billed daily water rates that consist of a base charge plus consumption rates.  Sewer and garbage fees are applied based on unit rates per day.

WATER
WATER BASE RATE   $0.94918 per day
CONSUMPTION RANGE
 Step 1: 0-110 average gallons per day (gpd)     $0.00200 per gallon per day           
 Step 2: 111-220 gpd $0.00499 per gallon per day
 Step 3: 221-330 gpd $0.00873 per gallon per day
 Step 4: 331 gpd+ over $0.01528 per gallon per day
SEWER GARBAGE
 $0.43324 per day (per unit)                  $0.60547 per day (per unit)                           
     Garbage Upsize Fee:
  $0.28030 flat fee per day
 

Multi-Family Residential - 3 Residential Units or More

Includes triplexes, fourplexes, apartment buildings, and townhouses.

Water base rates are determined by the size of the water meter at the property.  There is one flat rate per gallon for daily water consumption.  Sewer and garbage fees are applied based on unit rates per day.

WATER
WATER BASE RATE Flat fee per day                          
PER METER SIZE                            
 19mm $1.18648
 25mm $1.42377
 38mm $2.49160
 50mm $3.20348
 75mm $3.79672
100mm $4.74590 
 150mm    $10.79691
 200mm $14.00040
 250mm $18.03440
 WATER CONSUMPTION                       
 Flat rate - all meter sizes $0.00788 per gallon
SEWER     GARBAGE
$0.43324 per day (per unit)             $0.60547 per day (per unit)                 
  Garbage Upsize Fee:
  $0.28030 flat fee per day

NOTE:  The City of Nanaimo collects garbage, recycling and organics from single family homes and eligible multi-family residential properties up to 4 residential units maximum (duplexes, triplexes & fourplexes).  The City does not provide pick up services for properties with 5 or more residential units. Please check out our Garbage & Recycle page for more details. 

Commercial and Non-Residential

Includes office and industrial buildings, stores, schools, churches, hotels, and other non-residential properties.

Water base rates are determined by the size of the water meter at the property.  There is one flat rate per gallon for daily water consumption.  Sewer fees consist of a daily base rate per property plus a consumption rate based on water consumption. 

WATER
WATER BASE RATE Flat fee per day                          
PER METER SIZE                            
 19mm $1.18648
 25mm $1.42377
 38mm $2.49160
 50mm $3.20348
 75mm $3.79672
100mm $4.74590 
 150mm    $10.79691
 200mm $14.00040
 250mm $18.03440
 WATER CONSUMPTION                       
 Flat rate - all meter sizes $0.00788 per gallon
 
SEWER 
SEWER BASE RATE                         $0.43324 per day (per property)          
SEWER CONSUMPTION   
Flat rate applied to daily water usage           $0.00364 per gallon per day

Other Charges

 FIRE LINES
FIRELINE BASE RATE  Flat fee per day  
PER METER SIZE:
SINGLE METER UNDER 100mm         $0.93884 flat rate per day          
SINGLE METER 100mm OR LARGER                $1.58168 flat rate per day
*Combination meters are not charged separately for the fire line.
  
 BULK WATER RATES
SERVICE CHARGE BASE CHARGE (per 1000 gallons)      
BULK WATER $10.22000
SOUTH WEST BULK WATER          $4.00000
WATER HAULER RATE $16.89000

 

For a pdf copy of these current billing rates plus additional rate sheets for previous years, please click the links below:

All measurements in Imperial gallons

Contact Us

User Rates 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5J6
250-755-4416
userrates.info@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: January 27, 2023

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