The city of Vancouver is trying to keep the water bill down, but it’s not quite that simple.
Here’s how to calculate the water rate for your properties, if you have any of them.
Water rates vary according to where you live and whether you have a condo.
If you have two or more properties, you should consider the average rate charged by the city, and calculate the actual rate.
For example, if your water rate is $1.99 per 1,000 litres per day, you would pay $0.09 per 1.5 litres per month for water.
If your rate is the same, the actual water rate would be $0, 1.1 litres per 1k litres per year.
If the average water rate across all properties is higher than $1 per 1kmlitres per day or $0 per 1mkmlitre per day for residential properties, then your water bill is higher.
If it’s lower, your water bills are the same.
If all of your properties charge a different rate, you will need to contact your water provider to get a quote.
If they charge the same rate, contact your utility to see what your rate could be.
If not, contact WaterGuard for help.
To find out how much water your properties use, check out our guide to water bills and rates.
Find out how to reduce your water costs Find out what your water utility is paying and where to contact them.
If water bills vary between homes, you’ll want to compare them to your neighbours and other customers.
You can find this information in the water utility’s website.
If there are differences between your water and sewer bills, contact the water company for a quote to find out where you can find out more.
To calculate your total water bill, find out what is included in your water service.
This is usually your sewer and water bills, plus the cost of water and sewage services.
Find how much you can pay.
You’ll need to check your water usage on your utility bill.
If that’s the case, you can add up all of the water bills that are due to the same utility, and use the total amount to calculate how much of the bill you owe.
To avoid the extra cost of a water bill you can increase the amount of water you use.
You might pay less for water, and it might be cheaper to do so than pay the extra charge.
For this, check with your water supplier to find a water company you can use.