Vision 2021: One city. One water system. One rate.
Proposed 2018 to 2021 Water Rate Increases
Creating a Sustainable System
West Kelowna Council is considering proposed water rate increases. If approved, the average household's quarterly bill would be as follows:
Pritchard, Sunnyside and West Kelowna Estates
Please note: Amounts shown above include: the flat rate, which is made up of the capital contribution, debt repayment and operating fees; plus, a consumption rate based on metered usage. Those who consume less water will find their charges lower than what's shown; those that consume more will see higher bills. For conservation tips, please go to www.makewaterwork.ca.
If approved, increases would occur annually beginning January 1, 2018 and subsequently be charged on quarterly on bills issued in:
April, for charges from January 1 through March 31
July, for charges from April 1 through June 30
October for charges from July 1 through September 30 (typically the highest bill)
January, for charges from October 1 through December 31
The increases are required to cover the costs of system operations, maintenance and improvements and to ensure the system remains sustainable. The rates also cover the costs to repay the debts incurred to build both the Powers Creek and Rose Valley Water Treatment Plants.