The sewer usage charge is the charge for your usage, it is $3.23 per cubic meter. A minimum charge of $45.22 will be charged each quarter if your usage is 14 cubic meters or less. A portion of this charge is remitted to the City of Winnipeg based on their cubic meter rate. The balance is held by the RM to offset daily operating costs of the sewer utility system.
The Participation Fee is $253 annually and is billed quarterly at $63.25/quarter. This fee is collected by the RM and remitted to the City of Winnipeg for each resident that is connected to the system for the processing of all sewage flushed to the city treatment plant. This is a required charge as per the agreement between West St. Paul and the City of Winnipeg.
The quarterly service charge is $26.48/quarter. This fee is used to offset administration expenses incurred by the RM for the utility. i.e. salaries, office supplies, postage, insurance, etc.
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THE THREE Rs
Repair: Fix leaks as soon as you find them. Leaky taps and toilets can cost you money.
Retrofit: Install faucet aerators, replace an old showerhead with a low flow model, or replace an old toilet with an ultra-low flush model. Water used in the bathroom can be reduced by up to 50%.
• DO regularly inspect your home for leaks
• DON’T leave the tap running when brushing your teeth
• DO install a low flow showerhead
• DON’T turn on the tap full blast when washing your hands
• DO take short showers or shallow baths
• DON’T run the dishwasher until it is full
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Your bill reflects household consumption. However, it is recommended that you check your inside plumbing for any potential leaks (i.e. running toilets or dripping taps.)
Who is responsible for maintaining the meter?
The Rural Municipality is responsible for future maintenance provided you take reasonable precautions to prevent damage. As with a hydro meter, it is illegal to tamper with the water meter. If service is required, Rural Municipality staff may be required to enter the home to conduct inspections.
How do I know the meter reading is accurate?
The water meters are factory tested and exceed the standards for accuracy set by the American Water Works Association.
Who do I contact in the case of an emergency?
For all sewer related emergencies, please contact 204-338-0306.