Capital Expenditure Charges Bylaw 269
A Capital Expenditure Charge (CEC) is the one-time levy that a homeowner or developer must pay to have water main service provided to a lot or lots before building on it/them. CEC charges are held in a separate bank account/fund from those used for operating expenses.
CECs are for the sole purpose of providing funds to the Improvement District to pay the capital cost of providing, constructing, altering, or expanding water facilities to service directly or indirectly, the development in respect to which the charges are fixed.
Every person who develops land must pay the applicable capital expenditure charge as set out in Schedule “A” attached to and forming part of the bylaw. A copy of Bylaw 269 is available for download as a pdf. A Sunset Drive surcharge of $6,000 is payable for lots on and serviced by the Sunset watermain including and above Parminter Drive.
Capital Expenditure Charges are payable by:
Every person who obtains approval of a subdivision of a parcel of land under the Land Title Act or the Strata Property Act; or,
Approval of an application for service.
Payment is due upon the approval of the subdivision or the approval of the application for service. The charge does not include the meter box or service from the curb to the house.
A capital expenditure charge is not payable where:
The development does not impose new capital cost burdens on the improvement district; or,
A capital expenditure charge has previously been paid for the same development, unless as a result of further development new capital cost burdens will be imposed on the Improvement District.
When lots in an existing subdivision are sub-divided the newly created lots are deemed new lots and become subject to the provisions of Bylaw 269. The original lot is considered as paid. For example: Lot A is divided into 3 lots, A, B and C. CEC charges are payable on Lots B and C.
Please note: Zoning does not equal service availability. For example: Due to changes in water availability and the need to supply current customers, while you may own a lot zoned for a single family dwelling with a secondary suite or cabin, or for multi-family structure(s), per our Water Distribution Regulation Bylaw the District reserves the right to refuse service.
Payments are processed on the day they are received in our office up to 4:00 pm. Payments received after 4:00 pm and after hours and on weekends are processed on the next business day.
We’d also like to remind customers that the day you pay online is not the day the District receives the payment. Online payments may take as long as 5 business days to reach us. Please allow sufficient time for your payment to reach our office before any scheduled penalty date.
The same is true for those of you using regular mail. It can take anywhere from 1-15 days for a cheque to reach the office, depending on where you live.
Customers can pay by Visa or MasterCard over the phone or in person. We also accept debit cards in the office. View our Credit & Debit Card Policy here.
Current Capital Expenditure Charges:
A copy of our current fee schedule is available for download as a pdf file.
Sunset Drive Surcharge $6,000.00 per lot created
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1 cubic meter = 220 Imperial gallons
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