• Facts for Homeowners

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If you have questions about contractors, water meter installation or specific work required on your property, please submit your inquiry through our Service Request Form

 
About this project

This new system will transport wastewater from about 1,800 properties in South St. Andrews to the North End Pollution Control Centre in Winnipeg. This will greatly reduce how frequently holding tanks must be pumped out and will assist the transition away from septic fields in this environmentally sensitive area.
 
For more information, please submit your inquiry through our Service Request Form and see the FAQs page.
 
Costs to homeowners

Users of the service will be responsible for three different types of costs which are explained below. You can also download a PDF showing all of these costs in one chart.
 
1.  Your share of the public infrastructure cost
 
Every property in the service area will pay an equal portion of the RM’s capital cost to build the public infrastructure and extend it to everyone’s property lines. The fee for each household is $7,264.37.
 
Unless you've already prepaid this fee, you will pay it over a 20-year period with your property taxes. The payment of $504 will be automatically added to your tax bill, starting in 2021.
 
2.  The cost of work on your property and the one-time connection fee
 
When you are getting ready to connect to the system, you will be responsible for these costs:
  • Any equipment and work needed on your property, including installation, maintenance and required upgrades, and
  • A one-time connection fee to the City of Winnipeg.
Based on information from contractors and installations to date, the average cost of the work required on a property is about $6,300. However, costs can be higher because of challenges such as failing tanks, pumps or underground services that make pushing the pipe to the home more complex. 

The best way to determine your costs is to contact an approved contractor.
 
The one-time connection fee will be $2,680 in 2021 and will increase over time.

3.  Your share of the cost to operate the system

Once your household is hooked up, you will receive a quarterly bill for your use of the system. The bill will include a basic participation fee plus a charge for the number of cubic meters your household has used during the quarter. 

These initial interim rates were approved by The Public Utilities Board in May 2021.
 
   2021  2022
 Quarterly Service Charge    $80.82      $80.82   
 Wastewater (per cubic meter)     $3.57    $3.57
 Minimum Quarterly Charge *   $130.80      $130.80   
 Utilities buy-in Charge $2,680.00 $3,000.00
       *Based on 14 cubic meters