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Gilbert Plains Municipality has both rural & urban water services. Urban readings are done by Public Works through a remote reader. Rural water readings can be submitted through the RM Water Reading Form.
 
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UTILITY INFORMATION
URBAN RURAL BOTH
Water & Sewer Water Four bills per year
Please see Schedule "A" for a breakdown of the current, and 2017 approved urban utility rates
 
Please see Schedule "A" for a breakdown of the current rural utility rates
 
January 1 - March 31; billed in late March
 
A deposit of the minimum billing is collected on a property owner's first utility bill. A renter is not required to pay a deposit.
 
No deposit required April 1 - June 30; billed in late June
The deposit is applied to your final bill upon moving out, if it happens to leave a credit on your account, a cheque is issued to you.
 
Rural residents submit quarterly readings to the Municipal office for three quarters. If a reading is not submitted by the rural resident, a estimated reading is generated. Meters are read once a year (in March) by Public Works. 
 
July 1 - September 30; billed in late September
Radio frequency meters gives the Municipality ability to read urban meters from outside your home as they drive down the street.
 
Rural residents can submit their meter readings on the Online Form
 
October 1 - December 31; billed in late December
Any service disconnected due to non-payment of account shall not be reconnected until all arrears, penalties and
 reconnection fee of $35.00 have been paid.
Any service disconnected due to non-payment of account shall not be reconnected until all arrears, penalties and a reconnection fee of $50.00 have been paid.
 
If your bill remains unpaid for 180 days (or two billing cycles), the amount in arrears past 180 days will be transferred to your tax roll. You receive a letter of notification before this happens.
 
Any customer wishing to have billing disconnected due to vacancy of premises shall be required to have service disconnected and to pay $35.00 reconnection fee when service resumes.
 
Pursuant to Section 252(2) of the Municipal Act, the amount of all outstanding charges for water services are a lien and charge upon the land serviced, and shall be collected in the same manner in which ordinary taxes upon the land are collectible, and with like remedies.
 
The third letter that you will receive for arrears on your account, will notify you that your water will be shut off in 24 hours. The water will not be turned back on until the account is paid in full, along with the $35 (urban) or $50 (rural) fee.
 
Pursuant to section 252(2) of The Municipal Act, the amount of all outstanding charges for water and sewer service may be collected by the municipality in the same manner as a tax may be collected or enforced under this Act.
 
   

 

URBAN Current 2016 rates:
Meter Size Consumption (gallons) Service Charge Water Charge Sewer Charge Minimum Quarterly Charges
5/8" (16mm) 3,000 22.60 61.20 9.45 $93.25
3/4" (19mm) 6,000 22.60 122.40 18.90 $163.90
1" (25mm) 12,000 22.60 244.80 37.80  $305.20
1 1/2"(38mm) 30,000 22.60 612.00 94.50 $29.10
2" (50mm) 75,000 22.60 1530.00 236.25 $1,788.85
4" (100mm) 270,000 22.60 5508.00 850.50 $6,381.10


URBAN 2017 rates effective April 1, 2017:
(approved by PUB order 137/14 Dec. 2014)
Meter Size Consumption (gallons) Service Charge Water Charge Sewer Charge Minimum Quarterly Charges
5/8" (16mm) 3,000 23.30 62.70 9.60  $95.60
3/4" (19mm)  6,000 23.30 125.40 19.20  $167.90
1" (25mm)  12,000 23.30 250.80 38.40  $312.50
1 1/2"(38mm)  30,000 23.30 627.00 96.00  $746.30
2" (50mm)  75,000 23.30 1567.50 240.00  $1,830.80
4" (100mm) 270,000 23.30 5643.00 864.00  $6,530.30

RURAL Current 2016 rates:
Meter Size Group Capacity Ratio Water Included Gallons Customer Service Charge Commodity Charges Water Total Quarterly Minimum
5/8" 1  3,000 18.50 33.00  $51.50
3/4" 2  6,000 18.50 66.00  $84.50
1" 4 12,000 18.50 132.00  $150.50

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Water Meters

Urban Residents water meters will be read by the Water Meter Reading Gun 4 times per year.

Rural Residents are asked to read their water meters 3 times per year. Municipal employees will read your water meters 1 time per year.  Please fill out your Water Meter Reading Card and let the Municipal Office staff know your reading by: phone, stop in the office, or use the 24/7 drop box located outside the Municipal Office.

Public Works

If you would like to request services, please fill out the Public Works Request Form.

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Please see Bylaws for further policies.


G3 Annual Public Report

To view the G3 Annual Public Report click on the following link:

 2012 Public Water System Annual Report          2014 G3 Annual Public Report          2015 G3 Annual Public Report         2016 G3 Annual Public Report 

2017 G3 Annual Public Report

To view the G3 Public Water System Brochure click on the following link:

Public Water System Brochure