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DAWSON CREEK COUNCIL PROVIDES OPTIONS FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Council recognizes the financial burden that the current COVID-19 Pandemic has placed on its residents and businesses, and after considering various options, Council approved the following reductions in their efforts to assist the community during these difficult times.

Utility Fees – Council also provided staff with the following direction with regards to the City’s utilities:
The 10% penalty for unpaid utility fees has been waived until August 31st;
Sewer fees have been decreased by 16.8 %;
Sewer infrastructure fees have been decreased by 25%; and
Garbage collection fees have been decreased by 30%.

 

What charges are on my utility bill? 

The utility bill includes a variable water and sewer charge, as well as fixed water and sewer infrastructure charges. 

Water rates are determined by your meter size. See the below chart for current water & sewer rates. 

Variable Charges

Water Actual Use, Sewer Use (60% of water use) 

Rates effective January 1, 2020.   

Water Usage Charge 

Service Type 

Rate per cubic meter 

Business 

$2.02

Residential 

$2.02

Outside City 

$2.02

Bulk (Non Domestic Use)

$5.70

Raw Water 

$1.51

Fixed Bi-Monthly Infrastructure Charges 

 

Meter Size 

Water Fixed Charge 

Sewer Fixed Charge

5/8″ 

$53.25

$42.60

3/4″ 

$76.27

$61.02

1″ 

$136.72

$109.37

1.5″ 

$306.53

$245.23

2” 

$545.43

$436.35