Town utility bills can be paid in person at Town Hall, or through the local Credit Union or bank.
WATER AND SEWER Rates effective April 1, 2023
Water 3 x 16.16 = $48.48
Sewer 3 x 49.17 = $147.51
Total 3 month bill: $195.99
Metered Rates Application:
The following rates and charges apply to metered services provided to customers by the Souris Sewer and Water Utility Corporation.
Sewer & Water Services
Meter Size Demand Charge per Month Commodity Charge $2.97 per 1,000 Imperial gallons – or – $0.654 per cubic meter 5/8 inch $50.44 3/4 inch $66.37 1 inch $98.31 1 1/2 inch $178.15 2 inch $273.88 3 inch $497.41 4 inch $816.63 6 inch $1,615.61 Sewer Service Only: Meter Size Demand Charge per Month Commodity Charge $2.19 per 1,000 Imperial gallons – or – $0.482 per cubic meter 5/8 inch $38.15 3/4 inch $50.79 1 inch $76.19 1 1/2 inch $139.66 2 inch $215.75 3 inch $393.45 4 inch $647.20 6 inch $1,282.49 Water Service Only: Meter Size Demand Charge per Month Commodity Charge $0.78 per 1,000 Imperial gallons – or – $0.172 per cubic meter 5/8 inch $12.29 3/4 inch $15.58 1 inch $22.12 1 1/2 inch $38.49 2 inch $58.13 3 inch $103.96 4 inch $169.43 6 inch $333.12 Minimum Bill: The minimum bill is the Demand Charge.
Unmetered Rates Application: The following rates and charges apply to unmetered services provided customers served or capable of being served by the Souris Sewer and Water Utility Corporation. No water service line to exceed 3/4 inch. Sewer & Water Services: Per Month $62.33 Sewer Service Only: Per Month $49.17 Water Service Only: Per Month $16.16 Special Flat Rates: The Utility may approve the use of special flat rates where it is considered expedient due to the inadvisability of installing a meter due to exposure, etc., such as residential construction, temporary water fountains and similar devices. This type of service is to be provided only on an intermittent basis and is not to cover heavy consumption use.
Rates are scheduled to increase again April 1, 2023 as approved by Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission Order UW21-04.
Rates for Water Supplied from Fire Hydrants
When the use of any fire hydrant is desired for supplying water for flushing sewers, drains or any other purpose, other than for fire protection, the Utility may grant a permit under such terms, conditions and rates as it may see fit, including arrangements regarding supervision of the opening and closing of the hydrant and the keeping of a record of the time such hydrant is used for the purpose of calculating the amount of water drawn from it.
Municipal Service Rates
Fire Protection Charge
The Utility shall charge the Town of Souris annually for water system facilities provided for fire protection services, the amount of 33% of the previous year’s total water utility expenditures.