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Water Meter Installation

Water Meter Grant Application Update

The SRD submitted a $2.4 million grant application in the fall of 2018 to install water meters for all residents on the Electoral Area D water system. Universal water meters provide greater information on water consumption and help identify any leaks in the water distribution system.

Unfortunately, the SRD received correspondence from the Ministry in late August 2019 that our project was not selected for funding under the ICIP – Environmental Quality Program. As stated in the correspondence “The program received significantly more applications than could be funded. This decision does not reflect on the importance of this project for your community, but rather the degree by which the program has been oversubscribed”. The SRD will continue to look for future grant opportunities to fund this significant project for Electoral Area D.

Water Meter Installation

Residents of Electoral Area D have the option to pay $1,500 for an installed water meter on their property. Moving to a metered rate would ensure that property owners are only paying the annual user fee (2021 rate of $588 for residential properties) plus the actual cost of their property’s water consumption that is over the minimum allowable consumption ($1.91 per cubic meter for residential properties).

Water Meter Installation Application 

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Forms are also available at the SRD Office.
Cash, cheque or credit card payments are accepted in person with a signed application form at the SRD Office during regular business hours.

For More Info

For additional information regarding water meters or the application process, email or call 250-830-6700.