Agriculture water rate design

In preparation for more than 500 new agriculture utility customers transitioning to the City water utility in 2020, a new agriculture irrigation rate design is being developed to ensure a fair structure that encourages conservation and supports farming operations.

Proposed rate structure

The agriculture water rate structure being proposed is a blend of a fixed-fee and escalating tiers that would be predictable and reward water conservation. New rates will be determined in 2020 and come into effect in 2021.

Review proposed rate structure (PDF)

If you wish to share feedback on the proposed rate structure, please complete the survey at the bottom of this page.

Past consultation

The proposed rate structure has been designed in consultation with the public and utility customers, who provided input on water pricing values, priorities, concerns and impacts. Feedback heard through past consultation has been reflected in the proposed rate structure and billing changes.

Upcoming consultation

Agriculture irrigation customers are invited to review the proposed agriculture water rate design either in-person at an open house or online (see below link).

In-person

Drop-in, public open houses were held on Nov. 26, 2019 at Reid Hall (2279 Benvoulin Rd.) and on Nov. 28, 2019 at the Capital News Centre.

Online

Those unable to attend an open house may review proposed rate structure (PDF) online. If you wish to share feedback, please complete the survey at the bottom of this page by Dec. 6, 2019.




In preparation for more than 500 new agriculture utility customers transitioning to the City water utility in 2020, a new agriculture irrigation rate design is being developed to ensure a fair structure that encourages conservation and supports farming operations.

Proposed rate structure

The agriculture water rate structure being proposed is a blend of a fixed-fee and escalating tiers that would be predictable and reward water conservation. New rates will be determined in 2020 and come into effect in 2021.

Review proposed rate structure (PDF)

If you wish to share feedback on the proposed rate structure, please complete the survey at the bottom of this page.

Past consultation

The proposed rate structure has been designed in consultation with the public and utility customers, who provided input on water pricing values, priorities, concerns and impacts. Feedback heard through past consultation has been reflected in the proposed rate structure and billing changes.

Upcoming consultation

Agriculture irrigation customers are invited to review the proposed agriculture water rate design either in-person at an open house or online (see below link).

In-person

Drop-in, public open houses were held on Nov. 26, 2019 at Reid Hall (2279 Benvoulin Rd.) and on Nov. 28, 2019 at the Capital News Centre.

Online

Those unable to attend an open house may review proposed rate structure (PDF) online. If you wish to share feedback, please complete the survey at the bottom of this page by Dec. 6, 2019.