Water Rates and Billing
Let’s talk about water rates in Guelph/Eramosa.
Your water bill includes the costs to operate the water system, the funds needed to make repairs and replacements and the funds being saved to keep our water systems operating in the future.
As of January 1, 2016, water and sewer rates will increase by about $16 a month on average per household.
Compared to larger cities, we have a small amount of users to fund the water systems, since most of the residents in Guelph/Eramosa have private wells and septic systems.
We provide safe, clean drinking water to over 1800 homes and treats almost 1 million litres of wastewater each day.
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2015 Water and Wastewater Rate Study
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Water and Wastewater Financial Plan
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE Current Financial Plan
If you wish to view a hard copy of these documents, please contact the Finance Department at the Municipal Office at 519-856-9596.
how to receive your bill
NEW! Electronically - As part of our e-Billing Program, you will receive your water bill in PDF format to the e-mail address that you provide. To join our e-Billing program, please download, fill out and return the application form.
how to pay your bill
Water/wastewater bills are sent out on a bi-monthly schedule. Bills are delivered in January, March, May, July, September and November.
Contact your bank to arrange these options.
Complete a pre-authorized payment form and drop it off or mail it to the address listed on the form.
At Your Bank
Most chartered banks will accept your payment before the due date. Please contact your bank for more details.
Send your bill in the mail to the address listed on your water bill
Payments can be dropped off to the Guelph/Eramosa Municipal Office at 8348 Wellington Road 124, Rockwood (at Brucedale) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Methods of payment accepted at the Municipal Office are cash, cheques and debit.
After Hours Drop Box
You can place your cheque in the secure after-hours drop slot located at the front door of the Municipal Office.
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Account Information Changes
Please notify us, in writing, of any name changes, address changes (ie. P.O. Box changes) and any banking information changes if you are enrolled in the Pre Authorized Payment plan.
Information changes can be dropped off or mailed to the Municipal Office or you may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Avoid being billed for water you did not consume!
Contact us immediately if you are moving in or out of a residence that has municipal water services provided. We will need the following information from you:
New and Current Address
Date of Ownership
Date/Time Occupant is Available for Water Metre Inspection
Water Smart tips
Using water smart tips in your home or business can help you manage your water usage.
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options for notification
Phone: 519-856-9596 ext. 126 or Toll Free 1-800-267-1465 ext. 126
Mail: 8348 Wellington Road 124, P.O. Box 700, Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0
Please call 519-856-9596 ext. 126 (Toll Free 1-800-267-1465 ext. 126) or email email@example.com