Understand your metered utility bill
Water rates change seasonally, based on supply
During wetter months from October to May, you are charged a lower water rate because there is more water available.
In drier months from June to September, the water rate is 25% more since there is less water for everyone and it costs more to supply.
This seasonal rate encourages us to help Vancouver meet the Greenest City 2020 goal to reduce water consumption by 33%. We all benefit from this goal because it:
- Reduces the strain on our existing water system, eliminating the need for costly system upgrades that could lead to higher utility rates
- Helps us live within our water means, ensuring that all residents have access to abundant safe, clean water, no matter how much the city grows