User Rates

User Rates

 

Residential Curbside Collection


The rate for curbside collection for 2019 is $154.03 per dwelling unit, per year. To see what services are included, please visit the Solid Waste and Recycling webpage. This service falls under bylaw 1591.10.

Residential Sewer Rates


Residential sewer rates vary depending on the service area. The rates are as follows:

French Creek $ 175.63 per dwelling unit per year  
Surfside $ 145.66 per dwelling unit per year  
Fairwinds $ 77.09 per dwelling unit per year  
Barclay Cr. $ 250.37 per dwelling unit per year  
Cedar $ 233.40 per dwelling unit per year + $1.60 per day, if connected

To learn more about your sewer service area, please visit our RDN Sewer Systems webpage.

Not all residences in the Regional District of Nanaimo have sewer service. Some properties may have onsite systems often called septic systems. To learn more about these types of systems, please visit our Septic Smart webpage.

Residential Water Rates


The Regional District of Nanaimo adopted one water user fee rate structure for all of the water systems it serves. The structure is designed with user fees increasing as water consumption increases. This service falls under bylaw 1655.09.

The current rates are as follows:

Rate per Cubic Meter Consumed per Day

Minimum Daily Rate

Up to .7m3

.701 to 1.4m3

.401 to 2.1m3

2.101 to 2.8m3

2.801 to 3.5m3

over 3.5m3

0.35

1.06

1.20

1.55

1.83

2.45

3.67

For more information on the water systems, please visit the WaterSmart Communities webpage.

How your Water Bill is Calculated


Calculating your water bill based on 2019 rates:

Step 1: Calculate your average daily consumption

Total consumption in the billing period

= Average daily consumption

Number of days in the billing period

 

Step 2: Calculate total bill amount

If your average daily consumption is equal to or less than 0.7 cu m/day, proceed with the following calculation:

Assuming your average daily consumption is 0.55 cu m per day (66 cu m / 120 days)

(a) Average daily consumption x rate per cu m x number of days in the billing period

            = 0.55 cu m x $1.06 per cu m x 120 days = $69.96

(b) Minimum daily rate = $0.35 x 120 days = $42.00

Your bill will be the greater of (a) or (b)

If your average daily consumption is greater than 0.7 cu m/day, proceed with the following calculation:

Assuming your average daily consumption is 2.00 cu m perday (240cu m / 120 days)

(a) First 0.7 cu m x $1.06 cu m = $0.742 per day

(b) From 0.701 to 14 cu m (0.7cu m) x $1.20 per day = $0.84 per day

(c) From 1.401 to 2 cu m (0.6 cu m) x $1.55 = $0.93 per day

Total daily cost = $2.512

Your bill will be = $2.512 x 120 days = $301.44