User Rates Calculation

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 all of the current rates for water, sewer and garbage, visit the  Billing Rates page.

The following comprehensive example will help you understand how your user rates statement is calculated. The rates in the following example are effective January 1, 2023.

Charges for a Single Family Dwelling (1 unit)

A household has its water meter read on August 5, which is 112 days since it was last read on April 15.  The reading is 2502 cubic metres compared to the previous reading of 2386; therefore, consumption since the previous reading was 116 cubic metres or 25,520 gallons (1 cubic metre = 220 gallons).  This works out to an average of 228 gallons per day (25,520/112) for this billing period.

CALCULATION OF WATER CHARGE 
 Water base charge (daily rate):  $0.94918
 Add: Consumption charges by tiered step:  
 Step 1 – range from 0 to 110 gallons: 110 gallons x $0.00200/gal   0.22000
 Step 2 – range from 111 to 220 gallons: 110 gallons x $0.00499/gal  0.54890
 Step 3 – range from 221 to 330 gallons: 8 gallons x $0.00873/gal  0.06984
 Total daily rate for 228 gallons – average per day:  $1.78792
 WATER FEE for this billing period:
 APR 16 – AUG 5: 112 days x $1.78792/day  $200.25
 SEWER FEE
 $0.43324/day per unit: 112 days x 1 unit  $48.52
 GARBAGE FEE
 $0.60547/day per unit: 112 days x 1 unit   $67.81
HOW THESE CHARGES WILL DISPLAY ON THE STATEMENT 
 WATER BASE RATE – RES  $106.31
 WATER CONSUMP – RES: STEP 1 – 0 to 110 gallons 0.00200  24.64
 WATER CONSUMP – RES: STEP 2 – 110 to 220 gallons 0.00499  61.48
 WATER CONSUMP – RES: STEP 3 – 221 to 330 gallons 0.00873  7.82
 SEWER UNIT RATE – RESIDENTIAL: 1 UNIT  48.52
 GARBAGE UNIT RATE: 1 UNIT  67.81
 TOTAL IF PAID AFTER DUE DATE:  $316.58
 LESS 5% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE:  -15.83
 TOTAL IF PAID ON OR BEFORE DUE DATE:  $300.75

 

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Last updated: January 27, 2023

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