Water and sewer service re-use is only available for construction of a new residential home and is subject to City inspection and approval. A non-refundable fee applies.

If the existing service connection does not meet the re-use criteria, property owners must apply and pay for a new service connection.

Water Service Connection Re-use

Criteria

  • The connection must meet current City standards and specifications
  • The connection must not be a double connection servicing more than one home
  • The connection must have properly functioning curb stops and valves and no record of low pressure

Fee

The re-use fee for water service connections is based on the cost to conduct a site inspection to operate the curb box and a search of historical maintenance records. See the fee for 2017.

Sanitary Sewer Connection Re-use

Criteria

  • The connection must meet current City standards and specifications (i.e. material shall be PVC or better – see manual)
  • The connection must not be a double connection servicing more than one home
  • The connection must not have a record of sewer back-ups
  • The connection is free of structural and operational defects

Fee

There is an inspection fee for the re-use of any residential sanitary sewer service connection up to 150 mm in diameter. The fee is based on contracted rate for a closed circuit TV (CCTV) inspection of the connection, plus staff time to carry out a maintenance history search and to review the CCTV report.