Dawson Creek charges residents for water by the cubic meters and has been metering water for over 40 years.
Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures are in effect every year from May 1 – October 1
Under Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures a person must not water lawns, except:
* even-numbered civic addresses, on even calendar dates between 4:00am and 9:00am and between 7:00pm and 10:00pm
* odd-numbered civic addresses, on odd calendar dates between 4:00am and 9:00am and between 7:00pm and 10:00pm
A person must also not use a hose providing water to wash boats or motor vehicles, unless the hose is equipped with an automatic shut-off device.
View full water conservation measures bylaw here.
All properties are metered for water consumption. Meter readings are obtained bi-monthly for the bi-monthly billing cycles.
The utility bill includes a water charge, a sewer charge, which is 60% of the water charge and a scavenger fee. Rates and fees are authorized by bylaw.
Any outstanding amount at December 31st is transferred to the property tax roll, interest on the outstanding amount accrues on a daily basis.
Conserving water is easy. A few inexpensive additions to your home water systems make a big difference in consumption.
Learn to read your water meter and keep track of how much water you and your family use, and use this checklist to make your home and family water conservators.