Water and Sewer Rates and Due Dates


The Township's bills include charges for water and wastewater services. The charge for each service includes a fixed charge and a metered charge.

  1. Fixed Charge - This cost does not change and appears the same on every bill. For example, in 2020, residents that have the standard 15 mm meter will have a fixed water charge of $65.35 and a fixed sewer charge of $120.94, therefore, giving a total fixed charge of $186.29.
  2. Metered Charge - This cost is a variable charge and is dependent upon individual consumption. For example, in 2020, residents will pay $1.82 per cubic meter for water and $2.49 per cubic meter for sewer.

A 2020 Water & Wasterwater bill example, assuming a consumption of 0.5 cubic meters/day (30 cubic meters in 60 days), would be calculated as follows;

  • $74.70 -Sewer Variable charges (30 cubic meters x $2.49/cubic meter)
  • $120.94 - Sewer Fixed charges
  • $54.60 - Water Variable charges (30 cubic meters x $1.82/cubic meter)
  • $65.35 - Water Fixed charges
    $315.59 Total Water & Wastewater bill (60 day period)

If averaged over a 30 day period, this would equal a monthly billing of approximately $158.00

Water & Wastewater Approved Rates (2016-2020)

On November 16, 2020 after receiving the 2020 Water & Wastewater Rate Study as presented by Watson & Associates Ltd., Council passed a motion for the 2021 water & wastewater rates with 0% increase over the 2020 rates. The motion includes “That Council selects Scenario 3 (0% increase for 2021, then due to Covid19 pandemic, a volume flow review and September 2021 presentation to Council for Council’s consideration of the future annual increases for 2022-2025)”. The full motion is available for viewing from the November 16, 2020 minutes as R/16/11/20/07 on page 4 https://pub-cavanmonaghan.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=808 

In addition, a Special Council meeting providing a more in depth overview/education session of the 2020 Water & Wastewater Rate Study is scheduled for January 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

On November 15, 2021 Council approved the Water & Wastewater User Fees and Charges By-law No. 2021-67 with annual rate increases of 1.5% from 2022 to 2025.

All Council meetings are available for Public virtual viewing on the Township of Cavan Monaghan YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk8cGK2GvckFHWz_9_KaleQ?view_as=subscriber 

Water and Sewer Due Dates

Your meter is read on a bimonthly basis and bills are sent to residents via mail.

Payment due dates are:

• January 30

• March 30

• May 30

• July 30

• September 30

• November 30

Making Payment

There are a range of payment options available to you.


All accounts outstanding after the due date are subject to a one-time penalty charge of 10%. Penalty is charged on the first day following the due date.

I think my bill is too high, what can I do?

In the event there is a dispute regarding meter accuracy, you can request a meter dispute test by contacting the Public Works Clerk. Following the initial request, a staff member will go out and perform tests on the meter. If the Township determines the meter is operating adequately a meter dispute charge of $100.00 will be added to your account. If the meter is dysfunctional, there is no charge to the customer.

Resources on Water and Wastewater Rates