Rates are effective for Halifax Water services beginning April 1, 2016 unless otherwise noted.
- $0.976 per cubic meter
WASTEWATER DISCHARGE RATE
- $1.753 per cubic meter
Stormwater Rate — Effective July 1, 2017
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS
Residential property owners will pay a Site Related Flow Charge based on the tiering of Residential Properties as noted below:
Stormwater Site Related Flow Charge - Tier Rates for Residential Properties
Properties with more impervious area (ie. roofs, asphalt, concrete, and packed gravel) would pay more than those with less impervious area
|New Annual Charge||$0.00|
|New Annual Charge||$14.00|
|New Annual Charge||$27.00|
|New Annual Charge||$54.00|
|New Annual Charge||$81.00|
The Site Related Flow Charge is based on the stormwater that flows from each private property into the Halifax Water stormwater system. This charge is calculated based on the stormwater rate times the impervious area on the property.
NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS
- $0.135 per square metre of impervious area
Non-residential properties are charged a different Site Related Flow Charged based on the fact that there is more variation in their impact on the stormwater system depending on their size, characteristics, and property use. This means it is important to measure these properties individually, and also provide a credit system or adjustment mechanism to refine how non-residential properties are charged.
Properties with a culvert that are not billed the site generated charge will receive a culvert charge of $14 annually.
RIGHT oF WAY CHARGE
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) funds their portion of stormwater expenses through a Right of Way charge. Halifax Water collects this charge on behalf of Halifax Regional Municipality. From October 11, 2017 onward, HRM Right of Way Charges are billed at an annual rate of $39 and are used to fund the municipality's portion of stormwater expenses.
Stormwater is difficult to understand so we have provided some additional information on stormwater flows, billing appeals & exemptions and FAQs to try and help make it easier.
WATER & WASTEWATER RATE
- $192 on a quarterly basis for residential Halifax Water customers only
WASTEWATER ONLY RATE
- $114 on a quarterly basis for residential Halifax Water customers only
Other Rates & Charges
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHARGE (RDC)
This charge applies to any new building or expansion of an existing building that connects to Halifax Water’s central water and/or wastewater system. This charge also applies to an un-serviced lot of land, occupied by a building, existed prior to July 14, 2014, when the building is connected to the water and/or wastewater system.
As of April 1, 2015, regional development charges are:
- 1.5% per month (19.56% per annum)
Halifax Water submitted an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) on November 22, 2019, to update the RDC, to learn more about this update application, click the button below.
Domestic accounts with 50mm service pipe: $68.00
Building serviced by a primary pipe:
- 100mm: $269.00
- 150mm: $373.00
- 200 - 300mm: $478.00
Building serviced by a fire line: $373.00
During regular business hours:
Outside of regular business hours:
Setup fee for all new accounts:
Halifax Water's Non Sufficient Funds charge:
Halifax Water may charge penalties in addition to applicable water charges for each illegal water connection as follows:
- 1st offence: $300.00
- 2nd offence: $750.00
This monitoring service is available for Halifax Water customers who are large water users and have private distribution systems. It is meant to monitor the metered flow and report abnormal water usage to the customer:
- $120.00 per month, per meter
Bills issued outside the regular billing cycle:
- $12.00 per copy .