Water Rates and Fees may be subject to change when City Council determines the 2019 Tax and Rate Supported Budget in March 2019.

2019 Water Rates will be available when City Council determines the 2019 Tax and Rate Supported Budget in March 2019

Effective January 1, 2018, Toronto City Council approved a 5% general water rate increase for all water consumers.

2018 Metric Rates

Rate if paid on or
before due date
Rate if paid
after due date
Block 1 – For all water consumption up to 5,000 m $3.8036/m3 4.0037/m3
Block 2 – For consumption over 5,000 m3 $2.6623/m3 2.8024/m3

Block 2 rates apply for businesses participating in the Industrial Water Rate Program.

2018 Gallon Rates

Rate if paid on
or before due date

Rate if paid
after due date
Block 1 – For all water consumption up to  1,099,850 gal. $0.01729145/gal. $0.01820112/gal.
Block 2 – For consumption over 1,099,850 gal. $0.01210301/gal. $0.01273992/gal.

Block 2 rates apply for businesses participating in the Industrial Water Rate Program.

2017 Water Rates and Fees

Fees Changed Effective January 1, 2019

The below fees have been updated as of January 1, 2019.

Description Fee $
Reprint utility bill – For a request for the reproduction/reprint of a bill $18.70 per bill
Payment Re-Distribution Fee – Any request to re-distribute payment when an electronic payment has been made to an incorrect account $43.98 per request
New Account Setup Fee – For water/utility accounts $68.96 per new account
Duplicate utility bill (copy of bill to owner) – A bill sent to the owner of the property where a Utility Bill Designate agreement is in place $18.42 per additional bill
Outstanding Utility Fees/Charges for Condo/Management Boards – Applied to a condominium utility account for all mailed overdue notifications. A single charge for the first notification sent to the Condo/Management Board. If additional notification is required, fees will be charged on the condo utility account for each notice mailed to every individual condominium unit owner in the building/complex. $30.60 per notification

 

Fees Subject to Change with the 2019 Tax Supported Budget

The below fees may be subject to change when City Council determines the 2019 Tax and Rate Supported Budget in March 2019. 

Description Fee $
Special/Final Read Fee – To finalize a utility account $16.46
Dishonoured Cheque Processing – Processing a cheque returned by a bank or financial institution for reasons, such as insufficient funds $40.00 per cheque,
per payment
Utility Clearance Certificate – Notice confirming balance owing on a utility account, generally used for property sale transactions $51.77 per certificate
Water Consumption Statement – Statement detailing activity on a utility account for one specified year $43.92 for one year
Water Consumption Statement – Statement detailing activity on a utility account for each subsequent year $27.45 for each subsequent year
Utility Account Ownership Change Fee – Administrative fee to reflect a change in ownership on an existing utility account $38.42 per ownership change
Ownership Change Fee – Request to change ownership on both tax and utility accounts for the same property when requested at the same time $54.98 combined fee per property
Water Collection Field Visit $27.45 per field visit

Fees are reviewed annually as part of the budget process and are subject to change.

2017 Water Rates and Fees

Fees may be subject to change when City Council determines the 2019 Tax and Rate Supported Budget in March 2019

Description Fee $
Automated Meter Reading Transmitter – Fee for water consumers who lose or damage an automated meter reading transmitter  $97.00
Manual Water Meter Reading Fee – Fee for a manual water meter reading for property owners who have not permitted the installation of a new automated meter  $88.05 per visit
Flat Rate Legacy Fee – Fee for property owners who have not permitted the installation of a new automated meter  $1,174.45 per year

Fees are reviewed annually as part of the budget process and are subject to change.

2017 Water Rates and Fees

Fees may be subject to change when City Council determines the 2019 Tax and Rate Supported Budget in March 2019

Service Fee $
Installing 19 mm new residential water service and meter $4,600.00
Installing 25 mm new residential water service and meter $5,330.00
Disconnection Fee for any residential water service less than or equal to 25 mm $1,360.00
Reuse of residential water service 19 mm to 25 mm $287.00
Fire hydrant Permit $172.31
Water meter accuracy test; meter less than or equal to 50 mm – No Chamber – applied if meter does not over-register $172.31
Water Turn-off Fee for demolition; (disconnection of old water service not included) $86.10
Water Turn-off/Turn-on Fee $86.10
Single Service call Turn-off/Turn-on within 30 minutes $86.10
Conduct fire hydrant flow test $287.23
Unregistered water each day order not complied $57.40
Annual Seasonal Meter Activation Fee: includes replacement, removal of water meter; one turn-on, one turn-off $220.94

Fees are reviewed annually as part of the budget process and are subject to change.

2017 Water Rates and Fees

Fees may be subject to change when City Council determines the 2019 Tax and Rate Supported Budget in March 2019

Service Fee $
To install new residential sanitary sewer service connection in road allowance $11,506.00
To install new residential storm sewer service connection in road allowance $11,506.00
To disconnect residential sanitary sewer service connection in road allowance $1,420.00
Inspection fee for the reuse of residential City sewer connection up to 150 mm in diameter $575.20
Technical Review by Toronto Water staff – Application to Toronto Water for exemption to permit the construction of a driveway sloped downwards towards a residential building $1,724.00
Technical Review by Toronto Water staff – Application to Toronto Water for new connection or change or alteration to the existing storm connection, sanitary or water supply connection $344.58 minimum fee; additional $85.00/hr for each hour after 4 hrs to a maximum of $1,724.00
Technical Review by Toronto Water staff – Application to Toronto Water for request to encroach within a City permanent or temporary easement (related to City water and sewer infrastructure) $344.58 minimum fee; additional $85.00/hr for each hour after 4 hrs to a maximum of $1,724.00
Technical Review by Toronto Water staff – Application to Toronto Water for request to release from title a City easement (related to City water and sewer infrastructure) $344.58 minimum fee; additional $85.00/hr for each hour after 4 hrs to a maximum of $1,724.00

Fees are reviewed annually as part of the budget process and are subject to change.

2017 Water Rates and Fees