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HomeMy Public PortalAboutWater Regulation Consolidated Bylaw 1351 Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 CONSOLIDATED FOR PUBLIC CONVENIENCE (Includes Amendments up to January 24, 2022) The text of Town of Oliver’s Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 has been amended by the following bylaws: Bylaw 1351.01 Repeal and Replace “Schedule A” in it’s entirety Bylaw 1351.02 Section 67 is repealed and replaced in its entirety and Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.03 Section 76 – Penalty for late payment is repealed in its entirety and replaced – and Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.04 Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.05 Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.06 Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.07 Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.08 Schedule “A” is repealed and replaced in its entirety Bylaw 1351.09 Replacing Section 44(5), Adding Section 44(6), Replacing Section 45(2) and 45(3), Adding Section 60(2)(a)&(d) and Replacing Section 74 in its entirety Bylaw 1351.10 Replacing Section 38(2), Replacing Section 70, Replacing Section 78, Schedule ‘A’ is repealed and replaced in its entirety. Town of Oliver Bylaw 1351 WHEREAS: A. The Town of Oliver owns and operates water supply and distribution services within its municipal boundaries and within Electoral Area C of the Regional District of Okanagan- Similkameen; B. By Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council number 1870 (“OIC 1870”), dated December 15, 1989 and validated by section 1 of the Municipal Enabling and Validating Act (No. 2) [SBC 1990] Chapter 61, the Town of Oliver was granted the authority to operate a Public Water System outside its municipal boundaries including the right to enforce, amend or repeal bylaws of the former South Okanagan Lands Irrigation District (“SOLID”) in the same manner as if they were enacted by the municipality; C. Pursuant to the "Irrigation Water Supply Agreement" made in 1997 between the Town of Oliver and the Osoyoos Band of Indians, the annual fee for irrigation water pumped from the Canal for farm irrigation purposes on Osoyoos Indian Reserve No.1 shall be calculated as 50% of the rate normally set for such use; D. By Bylaw 1066, Council established water supply as a service to operate within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Oliver and within Electoral Area C of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen; E. Council desires to consolidate various regulatory bylaws enacted by SOLID and by the Town in respect to the operation of its water supply service into a single regulatory bylaw; F. The Council may, under s. 154 of the Community Charter, delegate its powers, duties and functions to an officer or employee of the Town; NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Town of Oliver, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: A bylaw to establish and set regulations for the water supply service operated by the Town of Oliver Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 2 PART 1 – ADMINISTRATION Citation 1. This bylaw may be cited for all purposes as “Water Regulation Bylaw 1351”. Repeal 2. The following bylaws and all amendments thereto are repealed: (1) SOLID Domestic Water Users Sprinkler Control By-Law No. 65 (2) SOLID Mobile Home Park and Trailer Court Regulation Bylaw No. 68 (3) SOLID Bulk Water Regulation Bylaw No. 84 (4) SOLID Prohibited Area Regulation By-Law No. 89 (5) SOLID Subdivision Regulations Bylaw No.103 (6) SOLID Flow Control Circumvention By-Law No. 108 (7) SOLID Multiple Occupancy Water Regulation Bylaw No. 122 (8) SOLID Capital Expenditure Charge By-Law No. 123 (9) SOLID By-Law No. 130 (regarding misuse of irrigation water) (10) SOLID Irrigation Regulation By-Law No. 151 (11) SOLID Water Distribution Regulation By-Law No. 156 (12) SOLID General Fees Bylaw No. 183 (13) SOLID Permanent Set Irrigation System Regulation By-law No. 184 (14) Village of Oliver By-Law No. 177 (regarding terms and conditions for the sale and distribution of water) (15) Cross Connection Control Bylaw 651, 1992 (16) Cross Connection Control Bylaw No. 1043, 2003 (17) Water Meter Installation Bylaw No. 1059, 2003 (18) Osoyoos Indian Band Bulk Water Fee Bylaw 1332 (19) Water Parcel Tax Bylaw 1333 (20) Rural Water Taxation Bylaw 1347 Definitions 3. In this bylaw: “Applicant” means a person who has made application to the Town to receive water from the Public Water System. “Arable Area” means the area of a Parcel which could potentially be used for growing crops. Only natural features such as escarpments and water bodies can be excluded, while man- made features such as buildings and driveways shall be included. “Area C” means Electoral Area C of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 3 “Auxiliary Water Supply” means a source of water other than the Public Water System that is used to provide water to a Parcel. “Backflow” means the flow of water or other liquids, gasses or solids from any source into the Public Water System. “Backflow Preventer” means an approved fitting or device, which when properly installed, prevents Backflow. “Backflow Prevention Assembly” means a type of Backflow Preventer which requires testing by a Certified Tester not less than once per year. “Bylaw Enforcement Officer” means any employee, agent or contractor of the Town who has been hired or contracted to enforce any one or more of the bylaws of the Town. “Canal” means the series of structures constructed and operated to convey water by gravity from the diversion dam on the Okanagan River south of Vaseux Lake to Road No. 18 and includes all open channel structures, aqueducts, trestles, siphons, bridges and buried pipelines involved in the conveyance of water by gravity on this corridor. “Canal Lands” means all deeded lands, easements and rights-of-way on which the Canal is operated, and for clarity, includes the portion of Canal Lands that goes through Osoyoos Indian Reserve No.1. “Certified Tester” means a person holding a valid certificate from the British Columbia Water and Waste Association for the purpose of testing and servicing all types of Backflow Prevention Assemblies. “CFO” means the Chief Financial Officer of the Town or a person designated to act on behalf of the CFO and may include the Chief Administrative Officer (Municipal Manager). “Cross Connection” means any actual or potential connection whereby the Public Water System is connected, directly or indirectly to any device or source which may result in contaminants entering into the Public Water System as a result of Backflow. “Council” means the municipal council of the Town of Oliver. “Curb Stop” means a valve, owned and operated by the Town, which is used to turn on or turn off water to a Private Water System. “Customer” means any person who is using water supplied from the Public Water System and who may be an Owner, tenant, occupant or contractor. “Director” means the person appointed by Council as the Director of Operations and includes employees, contractors or agents working under the supervision or direction of the Director for the purpose of administering or enforcing this bylaw and shall also include the Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 4 following officers of the municipality: Chief Administrative Officer (Municipal Manager), CFO and Corporate Officer. “Entrance Valve” means a valve, owned by a Customer, located at the point on a Private Water System where it turns off all water used by the Private Water System. “Farm Irrigation” means seasonal irrigation of agricultural crops grown out-doors, on land that has been assessed “Class 9 – Farm” by the BC Assessment Authority, or on eligible land as determined by the CFO pursuant to section 64, and for clarity, does not include Indoor Irrigation. “Flow Control Device” means an approved fitting placed in the water line at a service location to restrict the maximum rate that water can flow from the Public Water System into a Private Water System. “Indoor Irrigation” means irrigation of crops grown within a greenhouse, warehouse or other structure. “Municipal Seal” means a physical seal, lock or other device installed by the Town to prevent or to identify any tampering with meters, valves, switches, doors or other component of the Public Water System or any Private Water System. “Non-Farm Irrigation” means any irrigation other than Farm Irrigation. “Normal Working Hours” means between 7:00 AM and 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday, except Statutory Holidays, Easter Monday and Boxing Day. “OIB” means the Osoyoos Indian Band. “Owner” means the registered owner of a Parcel which is serviced or planned to be serviced by the Public Water System. "Parcel" means any property or other area in which real property is held or into which it is subdivided pursuant to the Land Title Act or the Strata Property Act but shall mean a group of such properties or areas where two or more such properties or areas share one folio number assigned by the BC Assessment Authority. “Premise Isolation” means installation of one or more Backflow Prevention Assemblies to prevent water entering the Public Water System from a Private Water System. “Private Water System” means any system of pipes and fittings to distribute water within a Parcel or a building which is not operated by the Town as part of the Public Water System, but which obtains its water supply from the Public Water System. “Public Water System” means the system of physical works used to supply water under this bylaw and shall include all wells, dams, canals, pipelines, buildings, motors, pumps, Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 5 electrical and electronic controls valves, fittings, valve chambers, vaults and all other such devices and appurtenances used in the delivery of water by the Town. “Reserve” means Osoyoos Indian Reserve No. 1. “Town” means the Town of Oliver as a municipal corporation or the area inside the municipal boundaries of the Town of Oliver, as the context may require. “Water Operator” means any employee, agent or contractor of the Town who has been hired or contracted to maintain, repair, make adjustments to or otherwise operate any portion of the Public Water System under the direction or supervision of the Director. “Water Supply Service” means the municipal service of procuring, treating, selling and delivering water to members of the public, as established by this bylaw. Order in Council 1870 provisions remain in force 4. For clarity, none of the regulations set out in this bylaw shall be interpreted as diminishing or canceling any of the rights granted to the Town by OIC 1870. Delegation to Director 5. The Director is hereby delegated the authority to supervise operation of the Public Water System including the hiring, dismissal, supervision, and assignment of Water Operators, to perform necessary work and to enforce provisions of this bylaw. Limits of delegation 6. Operation of the Public Water System shall not be in conflict with the provisions of this bylaw or with budgets and policies set by Council from time to time. Liability 7. The Town does not guarantee water pressure, continuous supply or direction of water flow. The Town reserves the right at any time, without notice, to change the operating pressure, to shut off water or to change the direction of flow. Neither the Town, its officers, employees nor agents shall be liable for any damage or other loss caused by changes in water pressure, shutting off water or change in direction of flow or by reason of the water containing sediments, deposits, or other foreign matter. 8. Nothing contained in this bylaw shall be construed to impose any liability or obligation on the Town to install a particular size of water service or any service whatsoever, for which an application has been made, or to extend or enhance or to permit the extension or enhancement of any component of the Public Water System, or to give a continuous supply of water or any particular pressure to any Customer or Parcel serviced by the Public Water System. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 6 9. It is recognized that some agricultural Customers may attempt to use irrigation to reduce crop damage from frost. However, such use is purely incidental to the intended use of supplied water for plant respiration. The Town specifically cannot provide adequate supplies of water, nor can it ensure continuous water supply during frost periods to make irrigation an effective means of frost protection in all applications. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 7 PART 2 – WATER SERVICE Service applications required 10. A person wishing to receive a water service must submit a service application to the Town in a format established from time to time by the Director. Owner’s consent required for service 11. Water service applications must be made by, or be made with the consent of the Owner of the Parcel for which the application is being made. Service requirements 12. Subject to section 13, each Parcel shall only be provided with one combined service for irrigation and domestic use unless the following conditions exist: (1) On a Parcel larger than 0.25 hectares, a separate service may be provided for irrigation and domestic use; (2) On a Parcel located adjacent to a part of the Public Water System, which supplies domestic and irrigation water in separate water mains, a separate service may be provided for irrigation and domestic use; or (3) such other conditions as the Director may determine. 13. Notwithstanding section 12, a bareland strata subdivision containing three or more parcels shall be serviced with a single combined service for irrigation and domestic use, unless the strata subdivision is located adjacent to a part of the Public Water System, which supplies domestic and irrigation water in separate water mains, a separate service may be provided for irrigation and domestic use 14. The Director will review each service application for a water service and determine the following: (1) whether the size and location of the service connection requested in the application can feasibly be provided; (2) whether sufficient capacity exists in the Public Water System to supply the requested service without causing any pressure decrease or capacity concerns in the Public Water System which are not acceptable to the Director; (3) the extent and estimated cost for the amount of cash deposit required to provide the water service and any Public Water System enhancements or extensions, as specified in Schedule “A”; Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 8 (4) any applicable connection fees, arrears water charges, inspection fees or other charges imposed by this or any other bylaw of the Town. Engineering reports may be required 15. To assist in determining the appropriate size and location of a water service or water meter, the Director may require the Applicant to submit a report from a professional engineer that outlines the anticipated peak water flows to be accommodated and the recommended size of water service to accommodate this peak flow. 16. Notwithstanding any report from an engineer working for an Applicant, the Director retains the right to make the final determination of the size and location of the water service. 17. The Director may at the cost of the Applicant, solicit a report from a professional engineer to estimate the capacity of the Public Water System and to determine what if any extensions or enhancements may be required to the Public Water System to accommodate a service application, along with the estimated cost of such extensions or enhancements. Council approval may be required 18. Regardless of a positive assessment by the Director under section 14, authorization must be obtained from Council prior to approving a water service in any of the following circumstances: (1) If there is to be any proposed cost sharing by the Town related to the service application evaluation or design; (2) If there is to be any cost sharing by the Town related to expansion or extension of the Public Water System; (3) The requested water service is located outside the boundaries of the Town and requires extension of the Public Water System; part non-serviced Parcels to service other Parcels beyond or (4) The requested water service may commit a significant amount of service capacity such as irrigation service applications to service an area over 0.5 hectares in size, multi-family applications, commercial or industrial applications. Fire hydrant may be required 19. Whenever the Town receives an application for water service, the Director may require installation of one or more fire hydrant(s) and associated valves and pipelines as a condition of having the application for water service approved. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 9 Booster pumps 20. Where the Public Water System has sufficient capacity to supply the estimated flow required by a connection, but at a pressure deemed by the Director to be insufficient for the service, the Director may permit or require the Owner to install a pressure booster pump onto the Private Water System being serviced. Booster pumps shall be installed and operated subject to the following conditions: (1) The make, model, capacity and installation of booster pumps must be approved by the Director prior to installation. (2) If installation of a booster pump could likely create a negative pressure or if an existing booster pump is found to create a negative pressure in any portion of the Public Water System, the Director can order the Customer to install a pump reservoir or a vacuum break or both, as part of the Private Water System. (3) No modifications to the pump or its installation may be made without advance approval of the Director. (4) The cost of the booster pump, its installation, maintenance and operating costs shall at all times remain the responsibility of the Customer. Entrance Valve required 21. All Private Water Systems shall be fitted with an Entrance Valve, which must be located upstream of all meters, valves, tees and other fittings attached to the Private Water System. Temporary water services 22. Upon application, the Director may authorize a person to use water from an existing fire hydrant or standpipe as a temporary water service for construction or other purposes as authorized by the Director, subject to the following conditions: (1) The service shall be fitted with a shut off valve for normal operation by the Customer. (2) Any fire hydrant to which a temporary water service is connected must be operated only by a Water Operator. (3) The service shall be fitted with a Backflow Prevention Assembly that has been certified in proper working condition within the previous 12 months. (4) The service must be fitted with a water meter if required by the Director. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 10 Design and construction by private sector 23. The Director may require that all planning, design and construction of a Public Water System extension be carried out under direct supervision of the Town, or may allow design and construction to be coordinated by a professional engineer working for the Applicant. 24. The engineer must be registered or duly licensed as such under the provisions of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act of British Columbia, have sufficient experience as determined by the Director and; (1) Undertakes full responsibility for all aspects of the design and construction coordination work he is proposing to do; (2) The design prepared by the engineer is submitted to the Director and approved for construction by the Director prior to the commencement of any construction. Private sector construction requirements 25. Where design and construction of works on the Public Water System is coordinated by the Applicant, the following requirements shall apply: (1) All works and services must be designed in accordance with sound engineering principles by a professional engineer licensed to practice in the Province of British Columbia. (2) All permits required from health authorities, road authorities and other jurisdictions outside the Town shall be applied and paid for by the Applicant. (3) The engineer working for the Applicant remains responsible for complying with all testing required by the Town and by outside agencies. (4) The engineer shall, in a format satisfactory to the Director, submit to the Town the following items, as part of his or her undertaking: (a) final design for approval prior to construction; (b) full cost estimate of all construction, design and documentation work; (c) a schedule for construction of the works; (d) all test results arising from or related to the construction; (e) a substantial completion certificate in a format set by the Director, documenting any outstanding deficiencies; (f) as-built drawings of all works installed, to be supplied in digital computer format as well as two hard copies at a suitable scale; (g) a service card for each Parcel, showing location, depth, size and type of service installed for the Parcel; and Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 11 (h) a final completion certificate. (5) The Developer shall be required to: (a) complete all works and services by a fixed date (“Completion Date”); (b) pay for all Inspection Costs incurred by the Town in connection with verifying that the works and services are properly completed; (c) provide Security in the amount determined by the Director, but not less than 10% of the value of works and services on municipal land required by this bylaw as a performance bond plus 125% of estimated Inspection Costs; (d) maintain the works and services for a period of 12 months (“Maintenance Period”) following completion of construction, and to repair and make good all defects and deficiencies appearing in the works and services during that period; (e) provide to the Town throughout the Maintenance Period, Security in the amount determined by the Director, but not less than 10% of the value of the works and services accepted by the Town; (f) pay to the Town the cost of all repairs and corrections including Administration Fee that becomes necessary during the Maintenance Period, if subsection (d) is not satisfied and if the cost to repair or correct deficiencies exceeds the value of the Security; (g) carry third party liability insurance in an amount and form acceptable to the Director, in respect of claims arising out of death, personal injury or damage arising from the construction of the works and services for the duration of construction and Maintenance period; and (6) indemnify the Town and save it harmless in respect of all costs and expenses it may incur as a result of faulty workmanship or defective material in the works and services in respect of which the Town has provided notice to the Developer prior to the Town’s final acceptance of the works and services; Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 12 PART 3 – WATER USE AND CONSERVATION No unauthorized use of water 26. No person shall use water or permit the use of water on any Parcel other than the property for which the service was specifically provided; unless such use has been specifically approved in writing by the Director as a temporary water service. Irrigation season 27. In each year, Council shall determine the first and last date of normal irrigation seasons that water may be used for Farm Irrigation by Private Water Systems which: (1) receive water from pressurized portions of the Public Water System; and (2) pump their water from the Canal, which may be the same as or different than the date set under subsection (1). No irrigation outside season 28. No person shall use water for Farm Irrigation outside the dates set in section 27, unless they have applied for and been granted permission by the Director. Wasting water prohibited 29. No person shall waste water by: (1) applying more irrigation water than is required to grow garden plants or crops; (2) leaving open faucets or hoses unattended; (3) operating a Private Water System when such a system is losing water through leaky or broken faucets or pipelines or other fixtures attached to it; or (4) applying water for any of the following uses: (a) Controlling the temperature in a building by sprinkling the roof with water; or (b) excessively irrigating a street, driveway or sidewalk either intentionally or through a poorly designed or poorly adjusted irrigation system Water use restrictions 30. The Director may at such times and for such length of time as is considered necessary or advisable by them, restrict or prohibit irrigation, yard and garden sprinklering, car washing and private pool filling to reduce water usage when the Director considers water to be in short supply and every person shall abide by such restriction or prohibition. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 13 31. The Town may at such times and for such length of time as is considered necessary or advisable by Council, restrict or prohibit water uses when it considers water to be in short supply and every person shall abide by such restriction or prohibition. Flow Control Devices 32. Subject to Section 66, all service connections providing water for any Farm Irrigation or Non-Farm Irrigation, must be equipped with a Flow Control Device complying with the following requirements: (1) The normal maximum rate of flow permitted for any new connection shall not exceed 75 litres/minute/hectare (8 US gallons/minute/acre) based on the size of the Parcel being serviced. (2) In locations where the capacity of the Public Water System is limited, a lower flow rate may be specified by the Director. (3) Historically, the Town has allowed a higher capacity Flow Control Device to be installed than specified in subsection (1). These Flow Control Devices may remain in use unless: (a) the Director determines that the Parcel serviced by the historic flow control device could be adequately serviced with a flow control device meeting the requirements of subsection (1); or (b) the Public Water System in the vicinity of the service location is operating without capacity to accommodate the extra flow. 33. The Director may require installation of a Flow Control Device on any water service where the peak water consumption through a service is causing pressure losses or a lack of water in the Public Water System that is detrimental to other water Customers. 34. Where required, Flow Control Devices must conform to the following requirements: (1) Flow Control Devices must be submitted to the Town for approval and testing before they are installed. Such approval and testing shall be subject to the following requirements: (a) Only Flow Control Devices manufactured under the trade name Griswold® are currently acceptable for use, unless an equivalent quality Flow Control Device is approved by the Director; and (b) The Owner or Customer must pay a testing fee as set by bylaw. (2) If the Director believes that a Flow Control Device is worn out or is not functioning properly, he or she may: Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 14 (a) direct that the Owner remove the device and submit it to the Town for testing; (b) direct that a Water Operator enter private property and remove the Flow Control Device for testing; or (c) turn off water to the Private Water System until the Flow Control Device is tested and found acceptable or until an acceptable replacement device is installed. (3) The Owner shall pay all costs related to purchasing, installing, removing, maintaining and periodically replacing Flow Control Devices, including costs incurred by the Town in removing, installing, testing or purchasing such devices. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 15 PART 4 – WATER METERS Water meters required 35. Water meters must be installed and maintained to capture all water at all times flowing into a Private Water Systems from the Public Water System, except in the following circumstances: (1) Private Water Systems used only for pressurized Farm Irrigation and which do not use a private pump or booster pump; (2) Existing Private Water Systems used only for Farm Irrigation and which use a private pump or booster pump and which have been in continuous service since before January 1, 2004 unless the service is replaced, relocated or reactivated following a non-use period exceeding 12 months; (3) Private Water Systems used only for pressurized Non-Farm Irrigation and which do not use a private pump or booster pump, provided the water for this use is supplied from a non-potable pipeline in the Public Water System; and (4) Where determined to be prudent by the Director. Water meters for high use 36. Where the Director estimates that the amount of water being used by any Private Water System exceeds the amount of water allocated in the establishment of flat-rate water user fees for that system, the Director may require a Customer to install a water meter. Meter installation 37. For all water meter installations, the Director shall determine: (1) the make, model and size of water meter(s) required prior to installation; and (2) the appropriate location of water meter(s), either within a building or in a meter pit near the property line. Town-owned water meters 38. Once installed, all water meters used by the Town for billing purposes and for which the Town levies a meter base charge in addition to a volumetric consumption charge shall become property of the Town and shall be maintained as follows: (1) The Town shall maintain, repair and replace the meter for normal wear and tear as required, subject to subsection (2) Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 16 By Amendment 1351.10 Adopted January 24, 2022 (2) Owners and Customers must protect water meters from physical damage and freezing. Where a water meter, chamber meter, or meter pit is damaged as a result of abuse, misuse, neglect or other damage caused by the Owner or Customer, the cost to repair or replace the water meter or meter pit shall be paid for by the Owner. Private water meters 39. Water meters required as a condition of receiving water service, but which are not used by the Town for billing purposes and for which the Town does not levy a meter base charge, shall remain property of the Owner, and the Owner must pay for all costs incurred to maintain, repair and replace such meters, as deemed necessary by the Director. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 17 PART 5 – CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL Cross Connection to Public Water System 40. No person shall connect or permit to remain connected to the Public Water System a Cross Connection that has not been approved by the Director. 41. Whenever required by an applicable code or whenever the Director believes a risk of Cross Connection exists, the Director may require the Customer or Owner to install Premise Isolation. Where required, Backflow Preventers shall be selected, installed and tested per the most recent editions of the British Columbia Building Code or the CSA B64.10.1. Cross Connection remedies 42. Where any condition is found to exist on a Parcel, which in the opinion of the Director constitutes a Cross Connection with the Public Water System, or where a Customer refuses to grant access to the Private Water System for the purpose of assessing the potential for a Cross Connection the Town may: (1) impose a fine on the property Owner; (2) if in the sole opinion of the Director an immediate threat of contamination to the water system exists that can endanger public health or safety, immediately turn off the water supply to the Parcel and notify the property Owner that the Private Water System must be inspected or that specified Backflow Preventer(s) must be properly installed and tested if applicable, prior to the water service being turned back on; (3) if, in the sole opinion of the Director, a health hazard does not presently exist, provide the Customer with notice to correct the fault within a specified time period, and if such notice is not complied with, then shut off the water supply to the Parcel; Owners’ responsibilities 43. No person shall remove a Backflow Preventer or any part thereof after it has been installed, unless the purpose of such removal is to: (1) Facilitate the repair of the device, with the device replaced immediately after the repair is carried out; or (2) Replace the device with another device that meets or exceeds the British Columbia Building Code or the CSA B64.10.1. 44. Each Owner of a Private Water System which requires one or more Backflow Preventer(s) must maintain all Backflow Preventer(s) in good working order. All Backflow Prevention Assemblies shall be tested: Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 18 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 (1) At the time of installation. (2) Annually or more frequently if required by the Director. (3) At the time of relocation. (4) When the assembly is cleaned, repaired or overhauled. (5) In the case of agricultural user using domestic water, for Farm Irrigation and Indoor Irrigation, prior to commencement of operation of the Private Water System in each irrigation season. (6) In the case of agricultural users using irrigation water from a twinned system, the Private Water System is not required to have a Backflow Preventer. Testing requirements 45. The following requirements apply to testing of all Backflow Prevention Assemblies: (1) All testing shall be completed by a Certified Tester. (2) Test reports in a form set out by the Director must be submitted to the Town within 7 days of the test of an assembly left in good working order. (3) If the test fails, the repairs shall be made and the test report forwarded to the Town, within 24 hours or such other time specified by the Director. (4) If the Owner fails to have a Backflow Prevention Assembly tested within the specified time when notice is given in writing, the Town may shut off the water service until the Backflow Prevention Assembly has been tested and approved. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 19 PART 6 – GENERAL REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT Bylaw violation is an offence 46. Any person who disobeys or fails to comply with any provision of this bylaw shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000.00 or to imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months, or both. The penalties in this section are separate and in addition to any other remedies or fees authorized by this bylaw or any other bylaw or enactment. Ongoing or recurring offences 47. Where a violation of this bylaw is of a recurring or ongoing nature, each day’s violation shall constitute a distinct and separate offence. Tampering with Public Water System 48. Unless specifically authorized by the Director, no person shall: (1) make any connection, extension or alteration to the Public Water System; (2) introduce or permit to be introduced any effluent, refuse, waste, chemical or any deleterious substance whatsoever into the Canal, any pipeline or any other part of the Public Water System; (3) damage, destroy, uncover, deface, mar or tamper with any part of the Public Water System; (4) obstruct or restrict access to any hydrant, valve, or other fixture connected to the Public Water System by placing thereon or in the vicinity thereof any refuse, soil, sand, gravel, pavement, concrete, bricks, landscaping or any other material; (5) open, close or interfere with the operation of any hydrants, valves or Curb Stops connected to the Public Water System; (6) enter or trespass onto land on which exists one or more reservoirs connected to the Public Water System; (7) swim, bathe, wash persons or items in the Canal, or enter the Canal for any purpose; (8) destroy, deface, alter or remove any sign or notice posted in connection with the Public Water System. Tampering with Private Water Systems 49. Unless specifically authorized by the Director, no person shall: Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 20 (1) modify, adjust, replace remove or in any way tamper with any water meter used to measure water supplied from the Public Water System; (2) open or remove any meter bypass valve; (3) open, break or in any way tamper with any Municipal Seal placed on a device connected to or related to the Public Water System or a Private Water System; (4) modify, adjust, replace, remove or in any way tamper with any Flow Control Device; (5) modify, adjust, replace, remove or in any way tamper with any Backflow Preventer required to be maintained on a Private Water System; (6) alter or allow alteration of plumbing or install any permanent or temporary piping within any Private Water System in any manner which will bypass any water meter, Flow Control Device or Backflow Preventer; (7) allow water supplied to one Parcel to be used on a different Parcel, except in the case of a Temporary Water Service approved by the Director; Right to inspect 50. The Town, using its employees, agents or contractors, may inspect any Private Water System subject to the following provisions: (1) Inspection of a Private Water System on a Parcel, other than within a residence, may be carried out at any time without advance notice; (2) Inspection of Private Water System components located inside a residence may be carried out following 24 hours’ advance notice provided by the Town to the Owner or Customer that operates the Private Water System; (3) Inspection of a Private Water System may include but shall not be limited to: (a) Water meter maintenance; (b) general visual inspections including leaks and other water waste; (c) inspecting, testing, repairing or replacing water meters; (d) inspecting, testing, repairing or replacing Flow Control Devices; (e) assessing whether there are any Cross Connections and/or assessing the risk of any Cross Connection; (f) inspecting, testing, repairing or replacing Backflow Preventers; (g) searching for any unauthorized plumbing installations, operation of bypass valves or tampering with Municipal Seals; Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 21 (h) unauthorized water use; and (i) any other possible infraction of this or any other municipal bylaw related to the Private Water System. (4) No person shall refuse access by the Town for inspecting a Private Water System for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with provisions of this or any other bylaw. Options for refusal of access 51. If an Owner or Customer refuses to have a water meter installed or if a Customer refuses to allow access for inspection pursuant to this bylaw, the Director may do any one or more of the following as the Director may feel to be appropriate: (1) Assess ticket fines as authorized under a ticketing bylaw; (2) Order that water service be turned off or disconnected until an inspection is completed or until a water meter is installed, as the case may be; (3) Order that a water meter and a meter pit be installed at the property line or on public property with all costs of such installation plus an administration fee charged to the Owner; or (4) Order that the maximum flat rates set out by bylaw be imposed on the Parcel until a water meter is installed or inspected. Director may discontinue service 52. The Director may order that water service to any Parcel be turned off or disconnected if: (1) applicable payment of water user fees or water parcel taxes in arrears in excess of six months; (2) water is being used for any unlawful purpose or to service any unlawful activity including but not limited to: (a) violations of the Criminal Code of Canada; (b) violations of other federal or provincial statute or regulations; (c) violation of any local government zoning bylaw governing permissible land uses on the Parcel being serviced; (3) there is occurring on the Parcel, any violation of this or any local government bylaw or regulation; Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 22 (4) parts of the Public Water System supplying water to a Parcel are being repaired or maintained; (5) there is a shortage of water; or (6) there is an emergency which threatens the safety of the Public Water System, other public infrastructure or the general public. Turn-off options 53. When turning off water pursuant to this bylaw, a Water Operator may turn off water at the Curb Stop, at the Entrance Valve or at both. In situations where the Director so orders, water service to a Parcel may also be physically disconnected. (1) If the water is turned off at the Entrance Valve only, the Water Operator may affix a tag to the valve indicating the reason the water was turned off. Once the reasons have been fully remedied by the Customer, the Customer may turn the Entrance Valve back on and resume operation of the Private Water System. (2) For clarity, no person other than a Water Operator may turn on a Curb Stop if it has been turned off. (3) No person other than a Water Operator may reconnect a water service that has been disconnected by a Water Operator. No service until violations corrected 54. Any person whose water has been turned off or disconnected pursuant to this bylaw shall not have their Private Water System reconnected to the Public Water System or have water service resumed until such time as: (1) All of the provisions of this bylaw have been complied with; (2) The said person pays to the Town all applicable fees imposed by this or any other bylaw related to the supply of water; and (3) The Town has turned on the service. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 23 PART 7 – COST RECOVERY Water system to be self-financing 55. The Town’s Water Supply Service shall be fully funded by water taxes, user fees and other charges specifically established for this purpose, and shall not rely on subsidy from general taxes or other operating funds of the Town. Fee schedule 56. Applicable fees and charges are specified in Schedule A, attached to and forming part of this bylaw. In-Town water parcel tax 57. All Parcels within the Town, which at any point on their perimeter, are within 30 metres of a pipeline connected to the Public Water System, are deemed capable of being connected to the Public Water System and shall be levied an annual flat rate water parcel tax as specified in Schedule A. Area C water parcel tax 58. All Parcels within Area C that are connected to the Public Water System shall be levied an annual flat rate water parcel tax, subject to the following: (1) In 2014, Parcels which qualify for Farm Irrigation water use are exempt from paying the water parcel tax imposed under this section; and (2) Commencing in 2015 and each year thereafter, all Parcels shall be subject to the water parcel tax, regardless of their water use for Farm Irrigation. Osoyoos Indian Reserve parcel service fee 59. All Parcels within the Reserve, that are connected to the Public Water System shall be levied an annual flat rate service fee in addition to any applicable metered or flat rate user fees. Metered user fees 60. Unless otherwise provided for in this Bylaw, all water connections shall be metered and shall in addition to any applicable water parcel taxes, be required to pay the following fees: (1) A Consumption Charge based on the number of cubic metres of water delivered to the Private Water System; and Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 24 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 (2) A flat Meter Base Rate based on the size of meter or meters required to serve each Parcel, provided that: (a) consumption has been recorded on the meter servicing the Parcel; and (b) if a property Owner requests more than one meter for his or her convenience and such a request is granted by the Director, the applicable Meter Base Rate shall be levied on each meter installed; and (c) if the Director determines that it is impractical to make the plumbing changes on an existing Private Water System that would allow water consumption to be measured by single meter, a Meter Base Rate credit may be applied to reduce the effective Meter Base Rate to correspond with the meter size that would have been required to service the Private Water System with a single meter had the required plumbing changes been practical. (d) if a property Owner request service to remove a meter to prevent meter damage, the flat Meter Base Rate shall still apply during the removal period. Normal flat rate user fees 61. In addition to any applicable water parcel taxes, normal flat-rate user fees shall be levied for the water uses listed below, and where a Parcel contains more than one use, the total fee payable shall be the sum of fees applicable to each use: (1) Farm Irrigation; (2) Non-Farm Irrigation in Area C, subject to section 66; (3) For metered water services where the water meter has malfunctioned and not provided reliable results for billing, in the opinion of the Director; and (4) For other uses that are normally metered, but for which the Town inadvertently omitted to require installation of a water meter. Maximum flat rate user fees 62. Notwithstanding the normal annual flat rate and metered user fees set out in this bylaw, the Town may levy Maximum Flat Rate Fees based on the size of service connections, in the circumstances set out below. (1) for as long as a Customer refuses to grant the Director or a Water Operator or a Bylaw Enforcement Officer access to a Private Water System in order to assess compliance with this bylaw; (2) for as long as a Customer refuses to install or permit the installation of a water meter in compliance with this bylaw, when directed to do so; Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 25 (3) in the event a Municipal Seal is broken or a meter bypass valve is opened, for as long as the Director estimates the seal was broken or the valve was opened. Irrigation user fees 63. Flat rate fees for irrigation water use shall be based on the area of the Parcel on which the irrigation use takes place, subject to the following considerations: (1) Whether the use qualifies as Farm Irrigation or Non-Farm Irrigation, as determined in section 64; (2) Whether the water supplied by the Public Water System for irrigation is considered pressurized or low pressure, as determined in section 65; (3) Whether the irrigation use takes place on the Reserve. (4) Whether the area of the Parcel to be charged for irrigation use is to be reduced in consideration of naturally non-arable land, or increased due to unusual watering requirements, as determined in section 66. Farm Irrigation 64. Water used for irrigation purposes on a Parcel shall be classified as Non-Farm Irrigation unless the following conditions are met, in which case a preferential Farm Irrigation user fee shall apply: (1) The Parcel is assessed as Class 9 Farm by the British Columbia Assessment Authority in the current year; or (2) The Parcel was assessed as Class 9 Farm by the British Columbia Assessment Authority in the previous one or two years and has lost its farm assessment in the current year, but continues to be used for Agriculture as determined by the CFO, where: (a) Agriculture means cultivation of ground for the purpose of growing food, forage or other crops as part of a commercial enterprise and specifically does not include landscaping, private gardens, greenhouse operations or other indoor horticulture; and (b) For clarity, a Parcel which has lost its Class 9 Farm assessment for more than two years shall cease to qualify for Farm Irrigation user fees, regardless of the actual use on the Parcel. Pressurized and low-pressure irrigation 65. User fees for irrigation will differ for pressurized and low-pressure irrigation service, as described below: Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 26 (1) Parcels with a water connection for irrigation purposes that supplies water with an average pressure equal to or greater than 30 pounds per square inch at the point of connection, as determined by the Director, shall be levied fees based on a pressurized irrigation service; (2) Parcels with a water connection for irrigation purposes that supplies water with an average pressure less than 30 pounds per square inch at the connection point (including connections supplied directly from the canal), as determined by the Director, shall be levied fees based on a low-pressure irrigation service. Adjustments for arable area and irrigation conditions 66. The area used to calculate user fees for Farm Irrigation or Non-Farm Irrigation shall equal the area of the Parcel unless an adjustment has been made under this section as follows: (1) If a portion of the Parcel is not arable as a result of natural features such as streams or embankments, the Owner may hire a surveyor to calculate the Arable Area and provide a sketch plan to the Town; (2) The area used to calculate the applicable size of Flow Control Device in section 32 and to calculate the irrigation user fees shall be the Arable Area of the Parcel; (3) There shall be no reduction in Arable Area granted for driveways, buildings or other non-natural features on the Parcel; and (4) If the Town has, prior to adoption of this bylaw, permitted a Flow Control Device to be oversized in recognition of particularly difficult irrigation conditions on a Parcel, then the land area assessed for the purpose of levying user fees will be increased accordingly. Parcel tax and user fee due dates 67. Water parcel taxes and user fees for permanent water services shall be invoiced and shall become due as follows: (1) In-Town Water Parcel Taxes shall be invoiced once per year and shall be due on or the same date as property taxes. (2) Metered User Fees, Maximum Flat Rate Fees, Area C Water Parcel Taxes and Osoyoos Indian Reserve Parcel Service Fees shall be invoiced quarterly following March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year and shall be due on the date specified on the invoice, which shall not be less than 30 days after the date of invoice. Amended by Bylaw 1351.02 Dec 14 2015 Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 27 By Amendment 1351.10 Adopted January 24, 2022 (3) Other than the taxes and fees described in subsections (1) and (2), all other water taxes and flat rate user fees shall be invoiced following August 15 in each year and shall be due on the date specified on the invoice, which shall not be less than 30 days after the date of invoice. (4) For new connections, flat rate billing, if applicable, will be prorated based on the initial billing period. If the timing of a new connection initiates an invoice outside of the normal billing cycle, such invoices shall be due on the date specified on the invoice, which shall not be less than 30 days after the date of invoice. Temporary Service user fees 68. Where the Director approves a temporary water connection, the following charges will be levied: (1) A connection fee to install a temporary service assembly onto a fire hydrant or standpipe and to turn on the fire hydrant or standpipe; (2) A daily rental fee for the temporary service assembly for each calendar day or portion starting the day the temporary service assembly is installed onto the hydrant and ending on the day the temporary service is terminated; and (3) A water user fee based on one of the following methods, as determined by the Director: i. A consumption charge based on metered consumption; or ii. A daily flat rate fee based on the size of the temporary service. Advance payment required for temporary water services 69. Persons other than property Owners, applying for temporary water service may be required to pay for initial servicing and inspection costs plus up to six months of rentals and estimated user fees in advance of receiving a temporary service. Meter testing 70. Property Owners who are dissatisfied with the consumption as recorded on their meter may request the Town to provide details on their consumption data to help the owners determine the cause of their consumption use. If no read registers for a water meter, the Town may also bill the account for estimated consumption based on previous reads until the actual read can be verified. When the actual read is verified the account read and billing will be adjusted to record actual use. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 28 Charges for new connections 71. Subject to conditions in section 72, when an Applicant applies to the Town for a new permanent water connection or increased size of permanent water connection, the following items must be paid for by the Applicant: (1) Water Application Fee; (2) Engineering review of capacity in the Public Water System to service the application; (3) Engineering design of any extension of or capacity enhancement in the Public Water System; (4) Costs of all extensions or expansion of the Public Water System required to service the application, including fire hydrant supply and installation if a fire hydrant is required by the Director in reviewing the application; (5) Costs of supplying and installing a service connection and Curb Stop from the Public Water System to the property line including all road, sidewalk and boulevard repairs; (6) Costs to purchase water meter and fittings plus all installation costs; (7) An administration fee to recover the Town’s overhead costs in commissioning engineering reports, ordering materials and supervising contractors and workers employed to service the water service being applied for. (8) All extensions and modifications to the Private Water System on the Parcel being applied for; (9) All other fees specified in bylaws or agreements related to past water system extensions or enhancements to the Public Water System that were undertaken to facilitate approval of the water service being applied for; plus (10) Commencing for all water service applications received after January 1, 2015, a general water system connection fee (“Connection Fee”) based on Arable Area for irrigation connections and based on service size or meter size (whichever is smaller, but not less than 19mm) for non-irrigation services subject to the following: Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 29 i. Where a water service is oversized for fire flows, the Connection Fee will be calculated on the basis of the service supplied for day-to-day water use, not including fire flows; ii. Where the main water service to a Parcel is used to service two or more smaller connections to individual uses within the Parcel, the Connection Fee will be calculated on the lesser of the fee prescribed for the main service or the sum of fees calculated for all the individual services on the Parcel; iii. Where a Connection Fee has not been paid or has been reduced in accordance with subsection ii, then each new water service within the Parcel or Group of Parcels will incur a Connection Fee in accordance with this section, provided that the total Connection Fees collected with respect to a Parcel or Group of Parcels shall not exceed the Connection Fee that would be payable for the main service to the Parcel or Group of Parcels; iv. Where a water service is provided to a Parcel or a development for which development cost charges have been paid or are being paid, the Connection Fee shall be waived for a connection sized in accordance with sound engineering principals, to service the development for which the development cost charges were calculated. If a larger service is provided, a Connection Fee will be calculated based on the difference between the fees prescribed for the actual connection and what would have been needed to service the development for which development cost charges were calculated; and v. Where a water service is provided to a Parcel which lies within a specified area for which connection fees have been established in a specified area bylaw, than the Connection Fees under this section shall be waived for a single 19mm connection to such a Parcel. If a larger connection is provided, a Connection Fee will be calculated based on the difference between the fees prescribed for the actual connection size and a 19mm connection, unless increased connection fees for larger connections has been established in the specified area bylaw applicable for that Parcel, in which case the fees specified in the specified area bylaw will apply in place of the Connection Fees established by this bylaw. New service cost conditions 72. The following conditions shall apply to the fees and costs listed in section 71: (1) The Town may deny approval of any water service application to any Applicant who owes the Town any unpaid water charges, taxes, fees, interest, penalties or any fines imposed by a court having jurisdiction, until all such amounts are paid in full. (2) Work on any water service or report shall not be commenced until the Town receives all required payments and deposits. Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 30 By Amendment 1351.09 Adopted May 25, 2021 (3) Following completion of a water service or report, the Town may refund or invoice any difference between the actual cost of planning, designing and installing a water service or any extension or enhancement to the Public Water System and the amount of deposit received. (4) In determining the cost of a water service, the Director may impose an administration fee, as a percentage set out in Schedule A of the cost for labour, equipment and materials. This administration fee is to cover various general overhead costs such as supervision, inspection, accounting, building maintenance and other such non- specific expenses. Call-out fees 73. When Town crews are called out to turn off or turn on water service in order to facilitate repairs or modifications to a Private Water System, the Owners of the Private Water System will be invoiced fees to recover the costs of such call-outs. Such fees may vary in accordance with the purpose of the call-out, the time of the call-out and the frequency of callouts to any Parcel. 74. Other Fees and Charges – section 74 Turn on water and resume billing after water service has been turned off for more than 30 days at the request of a Customer (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $75.00 Late irrigation turn on after water service has been turned off at the request of a Customer (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $75.00 Inspect a Private Water System following suspension of service by order of the Director for failure to comply with bylaw requirements (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $100.00 $100.00 minimum per inspection; or /hour Turn on water after passing inspection for correction of bylaw violations (service to be provided during Normal Working Hours only) $100.00 Additional reading of water meter between normal billing cycles $75.00 Removal or reinstallation of a meter at the request of a Customer to prevent meter damage (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $100.00 per visit Low Pressure Domestic (Flat Rates) $267.05 Cistern Fills $209.25 Duplicate Billing Charge $15.15 Retaining Fee $16.55 Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 Page 31 By Amendment 1351.10 Adopted January 24, 2022 Billing Adjustments 75. On application from a Customer, the CFO is delegated the authority to adjust water billings to account for anomalies including but not limited to faulty meters, undetected leaks, provided the Customer has taken reasonable steps to correct such leaks, water supply disruptions lasting more than one week or natural disasters. In considering such requests, the CFO will abide with policies that may be set by resolution of Council from time to time. If the Customer is dissatisfied with the decision of the CFO, he or she may submit an appeal to Council, whose decision shall be final. Penalty for late payment 76. Failure to receive notice of amounts owing, including but not limited to invoices and property tax notices, does not negate the responsibility of the property owner to pay the Town for fees and rates established by this bylaw. 77. All taxes, fees and invoices remaining unpaid after the due date shall incur a 10% penalty based on all the charges levied in the current billing period. Unpaid service costs transferred to taxes 78. Any taxes, fees or charges levied under this bylaw or other bylaw related to the water supply system, that remain unpaid after December 31st of each year shall bear interest at a rate set by the Province, and shall be transferred to the Provincial tax roll as taxes in arrears on the Parcel to which they relate along with any applicable transfer fees. Read a first and second time on the 12 day of May, 2014. Read a third time by unanimous consent of all members of Council on the 9th day of June, 2014. Adopted on the 23rd day of June, 2014. Original signed by Mayor Original signed by Corporate Officer Mayor Corporate Officer Amended by Bylaw 1351.03 Dec. 12, 2016 Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 By Amendment 1351.10 Adopted January 24, 2022 SCHEDULE “A” – WATER FEES AND CHARGES 2022 & 2023 The following fees and charges are applicable in connection to services provided under this Bylaw: SECTION Rate Code (for reference only) 2022 2023 5% 5% In-Town Water Parcel Tax – section 57 T20 D10/QTR $158.95 $166.90 /parcel/year Area C Water Parcel Tax – section 58 T20 $158.95 $166.90 /parcel/year Reserve Water Service Fee – section 59 T30 $158.95 $166.90 /parcel/year Metered User Fees – section 60 Water consumption (Non-Farm Irrigation) F95 $0.75 $0.80 /cubic metre Water consumption (All other uses) F95 $0.75 $0.80 /cubic metre Meter Base Rate 16 mm (5/8”) standard D90/QTR $173.70 $182.40 /water meter/year 20 mm (3/4”) standard D96/QTR $173.70 $182.40 /water meter/year 25 mm (1”) standard D91/QTR $365.50 $383.80 /water meter/year 40 mm (1.5”) standard D92/QTR $690.65 $725.20 /water meter/year 50 mm (2”) standard D93/QTR $1,253.45 $1,316.10 /water meter/year 75 mm (3”) standard D97/QTR $2,666.70 $2,800.05 /water meter/year 100 mm (4”) standard $4,563.40 $4,791.55 /water meter/year 125 mm (5”) standard D94/QTR $9,631.35 $10,112.90 /water meter/year 150 mm (6”) standard D94/QTR $9,631.35 $10,112.90 /water meter/year 150 mm (6”) fire D88/QTR $5,594.55 $5,874.30 /water meter/year 200 mm (8”) fire D98/QTR $10,843.05 $11,385.20 /water meter/year Normal Flat Rate User Fees – section 61 Irrigation Farm Irrigation high pressure T50 $252.85 $265.50 /acre/year Farm Irrigation low pressure T55 D48/QTR $145.50 $152.80 /acre/year Farm Irrigation low pressure on the Reserve T56 $72.75 $76.40 /acre/year Non-Farm Irrigation high pressure D44 D47/QTR $908.05 $953.45 /acre/year Non-Farm Irrigation low pressure D46 $523.85 $550.05 /acre/year Late Farm Irrigation high pressure LAT $1.85 $1.95 /acre/day Late Farm Irrigation low pressure /acre/day Maximum Flat Rate Fees – Section 62 19 mm (3/4”) service $7.40 $7.75 /day 25 mm (1”) service $11.15 $11.70 /day 38 mm (1.5”) service $22.05 $23.15 /day 50 mm (2”) service $33.20 $34.85 /day 75 mm (3”) service $88.40 $92.80 /day 100 mm (4”) service $162.05 $170.15 /day Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 150 mm (6”) service $257.85 $270.75 /day Temporary Service User Fees – Section 68 Temporary service connection fee $75.00 $75.00 /connection Temporary service assembly rental fee 25 mm (1”) service without Backflow Preventer $10.00 $10.00 /day 25 mm (1”) service with Backflow Preventer $20.00 $20.00 /day 50 mm (2”) service with Backflow Preventer $30.00 $30.00 /day Metered temporary service consumption charge $0.75 $0.80 /cubic metre Flat rate temporary service consumption charge 19 mm (3/4”) service $7.40 $7.75 /day 25 mm (1”) service $11.15 $11.70 /day 50 mm (2”) service $33.20 $34.85 /day Temporary service from Canal: same connection fee as above plus of above consumption charges Flow control testing fee – section 34 $50.00 $50.00 /device/test New connection fees and charges – section 71 Application review fee including inspection $100.00 $100.00 /application All Public Water System capacity reviews, engineering assessments, upgrade designs, materials, labour equipment and contractor costs related to increasing or expanding the Public Water System to serve the application being applied for. Full cost Full cost 125% deposit prior to commencement of work -1 -1 All costs incurred installing a connection from the Public Water System to the property line of the property to be serviced, including materials, equipment, labour and contract costs plus road, sidewalk and boulevard repair. Full cost Full cost 125% deposit prior to commencement of work -2 -2 Administration fee for overhead costs 15% 15% of items (1) and (2) above; may be reduced at discretion of Director General water connection fee – sub-section 71(10) (Commencing January 1, 2019) Irrigation Service $2,010 $2,010 /acre Non-Irrigation Services 19 mm (3/4”) service $2,400 $2,400 /connection 25 mm (1”) service $3,600 $3,600 /connection 38 mm (1-1/2”) service $7,190 $7,190 /connection 50 mm (2”) service $10,790 $10,790 /connection 75 mm (3”) service $28,770 $28,770 /connection 100 mm (4”) service $52,740 $52,740 /connection Water Regulation Bylaw 1351 150 mm (6”) service $83,910 $83,910 /connection Call-out Fees – section 73 Call-out to address an emergency or other problem that is related to the Public Water System $0.00 $0.00 No charge Call-out to turn off service to a Private Water System if the call-out is attended to by a Water Operator during Normal Working Hours $0.00 $0.00 No charge Call-out to turn on service to a Private Water System if the call-out is attended to by a Water Operator during Normal Working Hours $0.00 $0.00 No Charge Call-out to turn on OR off service to a Private Water System if the call-out is attended to by a Water Operator during Normal Working Hours WITHOUT 24 HOUR NOTICE $50.00 $50.00 For each Turn ON or Turn OFF Call-out to turn off service to a Private Water System if the call-out is attended to by a Water Operator outside of Normal Working Hours $250.00 $250.00 / call out Call-out to turn on service to a Private Water System if the call-out is attended to by a Water Operator outside of Normal Working Hours (can be waived if done within 2 hours of turn- off outside Normal Working Hours) $250.00 $250.00 /call out Other Fees and Charges – section 74 Turn on water and resume billing after water service has been turned off for more than 30 days at the request of a Customer (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $75.00 $75.00 Late irrigation turn on after water service has been turned off at the request of a Customer (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $75.00 $75.00 Inspect a Private Water System following suspension of service by order of the Director for failure to comply with bylaw requirements (service to be provided during normal work hours only) $100.00 $100.00 minimum per inspection; or $100.00 $100.00 per hour Turn on water after passing inspection for correction of bylaw violations (service to be provided during Normal Working Hours only) $100.00 $100.00 Additional reading of water meter between normal billing cycles $100.00 $100.00 Low Pressure Domestic (Flat Rates) $295.00 $295.00 Cistern Fills $230.00 $230.00 Duplicate Billing Charge $15.00 $15.00 Retaining Fee $17.00 $17.00 Other Fees and Charges – section 78 Transfer overdue utilities to property tax account $25.00 $25.00 per account