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Water Metering Benefits

Take Control of Your Utility Bill

All Surrey residents pay the same unit rate of water they use and sewer they discharge. Those single-family residents who are metered pay for the water they use as recorded by the meter. Those who choose to remain on the flat rate are paying for the average consumption of all non-metered, single-family dwellings .

The City of Surrey’s Metering Program provides you an opportunity to save money on your utility bill if you currently use less water than the average household in your community. Simply switch from a flat rate to a water meter to start saving money.

Why Switch to a Water Meter?

  • Save money. Pay only for the water you use. (2019 data shows greater than 98% of meter volunteers used less water than the annual flat rate.)
  • Become more aware of your water consumption. Take steps to conserve water and watch the savings add up.
  • Spread out your payments over the year making it easier on your budget.

The water meter and installation are free. Apply anytime throughout the year.

Residential metered customers pay $2.05* for 1 cubic metre (1,000 litres) of City water and wastewater treatment, which is the approximate cost of one 500 ml bottle of water at the store!

A family of 4 people typically uses an average of 475 cubic metres of water per year. This is a savings of several hundred dollars. View more information on Water Rates & Trends, or review our Metering Program fact sheet.

Estimated savings based on the number of people in a household:

2019 Annual Meter Billing Comparison

People per Household Flat Rate Water & Sewer Potential Payment* Possible Savings
6 $1705.00 $1523.94 $181.06
5 $1705.00 $1280.95 $424.05
4 $1705.00 $1037.96 $667.04
3 $1705.00 $794.97 $910.03
2 $1705.00 $551.99 $1153.01
1 $1705.00 $308.99 $1396.01

*Average cost of a metered household

Notes:
1) Annual flat rate is equivalent to 863m3 of water.
2) Average cost of a metered household based on 325 L/person/day.
3) Potential payments include annual meter base cost of $66

Call 604-455-3655 or 1-877-666-3837 to see if you’re a good candidate for a water meter.

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