Water and Sewer
Should you have a Public Works Emergency or are concerned about your drinking water or sanitary sewer, please call 613-257-2253.
For questions regarding your water bill, please contact Jennifer Muoka at 613-257-6218
2021 – Draft Water and Sewer Budget - Staff will present the draft 2021 Water and Sewer budget to the public for comment at the November 10th, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting. The draft includes a recommendation for a 1.95% increase to water and sewer rates. This will result in a total charge of $953.44 per year for a residential property with one or two people; an increase of $1.52 per month over 2020 rates. The justification for the increase is primarily centered around an increase in the cost to undertake construction projects locally. Increased costs have had a significant impact on the long-term capital plan for water and sewer. Please take note of the following important dates below:
Contact for Public Input: Please email Trisa McConkey, Treasurer at email@example.com with any comments prior to deadline for public input.
Deadline for Public Input: 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020.
The final decision on the proposed rate increase will be made by Council at its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th, 2020.
Water and Sewer Rates (effective the first quarterly billing in 2020)
|Quarterly Rate Description||Full Service||Full Service Less: Outside Taps||Full Service Plus: Private Swimming Pool|
|1 or 2 persons||$233.80||$209.44||$266.56|
|3 to 5 persons||$245.56||$221.26||$278.36|
|6,7 or 8 persons||$257.50||$233.26||$290.26|
|9 or 10 persons||$265.30||$240.78||$298.04|
General Description of System
The sanitary sewer collection system and water distribution system includes manholes, water valves and chambers, and fire hydrants.
Town of Carleton Place Sewer and Water Lateral Policies
The Town also assumes responsibility for the structural integrity of sewer and water services from the main lines to the property line. The property owner is responsible for sewer and water services from the property line to the house. The exception to this policy is if there is a blockage in a sewer lateral, it is the property owner's responsibility from the house to the mainline. This is in place as the house is the only source that a blockage can originate from.
Drinking Water Quality Management System
Safe Drinking Water Act Section 14(4)