Water Rates

Vision 2021: One city. One water system. One rate.



Proposed 2018 to 2021 Water Rate Increases

Creating a Sustainable System

West Kelowna Council has adopted new water rates as of November 28, 2017, with the first of four consecutive annual increases taking effect January 1, 2018, with levies to be charged quarterly. Subsequent annual rate increases will occur on January 1, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The average household's quarterly bill will be as follows:

 System  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021
Lakeview  $90 Rose
Valley 
*$158
 $181  $204  West
Kelowna
$227
Pritchard, Sunnyside and West Kelowna Estates
 $110
Westbank  $153  Powers
Creek
*$183
 $198  $209

Please note: Amounts shown above include: the flat rate, which is made up of the capital contribution, debt repayment and operating fees; plus, a consumption rate based on metered usage. Those who consume less water will find their charges lower than what's shown; those that consume more will see higher bills. For conservation tips, please go to www.makewaterwork.ca.

Rationale



The increases are required to cover the costs of system operations, maintenance and improvements and to ensure the system remains sustainable. The rates also cover the costs to repay the debts incurred to build both the Powers Creek and Rose Valley Water Treatment Plants.

Read our presentation panels (click here):

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quarterly rates between 2017 and 2021, comparisons of 2017 rates to those in other jurisdictions and a comparison of costs for other consumables
  3. An overview of the vast infrastructure required across the water systems
  4. The components of water bills (fixed and variable rates)
  5. Pie charts showing the annual rate amounts
  6. Timeline of the water systems
  7. Infrastructure improvements taking place over the next 10 years and a holistic map
  8. Summary page

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