Water and Wastewater Rates

Provincial legislation requires that water and wastewater systems be self-funded. Municipal water and wastewater rates are set by Council through by-laws. The current rates are explained in By-Law 43-2021 which sets the fees from 2021 to 2027.  Please contact the municipal office at 519-236-4351 for a copy of the by-law.

Some properties in Bluewater have their water provided by our neighbouring municipalities. In these cases, residents are asked to contact the following municipalities for water rate information:

  • Brucefield: contact Huron East at 519-527-0160
  • Dashwood: contact South Huron at 519-235-0310
  • Dinsley Terrace, Clinton: contact Central Huron at 519-482-3997

Water rates for Bluewater systems

Unless otherwise stated, these water rates apply from January 1st to December 31st of the year stated.

2021 to 2027 water rates
Description 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2028
Base fee $282 $282 $282 $282 $282 $282 $282
Consumption ($/m3) $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66
Contribution to Reserves $211 $227.58 $244.63 $262.15 $280.16 $298.67 $317.70
Flat rate consumption charge for non-meter reads $92 $94.58 $97.22 $99.95 $102.74 $105.62 $108.58
Non-compliance consumption charge♦  $184 $189.15 $194.45 $199.89 $205.49 $211.24 $217.16
Non-compliance volumetric charge∗  $677 $695.96 $715.44 $735.48 $756.07 $777.24 $799

♦ For failing to have a meter installed

∗For failing to connect to a municipal water system when a mandatory connection by-law was passed

Wastewater rates for Bluewater systems

Unless otherwise stated, these wastewater rates apply from January 1st to December 31st of the year stated.

2021 to 2027 wastewater rates
Description 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Base fee $333 $337 $341.04 $345.13 $349.27 $353.47 $357.71
Volumetric charge ($/m3) $0.78 $0.79 $0.80 $0.81 $0.82 $0.83 $0.84
Contribution for reserves $279 $308.57 $339.77 $372.66

$407.32

$443.85 $482.34
Flat rate volumetric charge for non water meter reads $109 $114.23 $119.72 $125.46 $131.48 $137.79 $144.41
Non-compliance volumetric charge♦ $218 $228.46 $239.43 $250.92 $262.97 $275.59 $288.82
Non-compliance charge∗ $830 $869.84 $911.59 $955.35 $1,001.21 $1,049.26 $1,099.63

♦ For when a water meter has not been installed

∗For failing to connect to a municipal wastewater system when a mandatory by-law has been passed

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