Water Rates, Water Budgets, and Water Bylaws
Your water rates help pay for the operations, maintenance, engineering, and
construction projects that bring clean and safe water to your tap whenever you
water rates are competitive with most other Ontario municipalities.
According to the 2010
BMA Municipal Study,
London's water rates are just below the provincial
average for residential customers; whereas London's Institutional, Commercial,
and Industrial water customers are charged well below the provincial average and
as much as 30% less.
Rate Structure Review
City staff have brought forward a report to Council outlining proposed
changes to the current
water and sewer rate structure. The last version of the report was
ETC on July 19th, 2010 and was deferred to a later date. Staff are
currently targeting a 2012 / 2013 report back to Council.
There are two water by laws,
which outlines services provided by the City and the responsibilities of the
water customer, and
W-7 which outlines all the current charges for service.
All the programs, projects, and performance measures that are paid for and
operated by Water staff are outlined in the annual
Through the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Ontario government requires that all
municipalities that operate a drinking water system develop a
Ontario's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has developed many different types of legislation to help govern the
provision of safe drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean
Water Act, the Water Opportunities Act are three that have had and will impact
the way water utilities conduct themselves today and in the future. The
City of London's Water Services area takes pride in the way we maintain a safe
drinking water supply and meet all the requirements set out by these provincial