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This page connects you to information about the new wastewater utility that will soon serve homes south of PTH 67.
We've finished construction and tested the new equipment. Now we're crossing the last few hurdles before we begin full operation of the service.

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A guide to fees for the new wastewater system
MARCH 11, 2021 (UPDATED MAY 5, 2021) - By now, you should have received information in your mailbox about the local improvement fee for public infrastructure costs. It's one of four fees related to this new service. Here's a quick guide to help you understand each one:

  • The local improvement fee covers the cost of building the public infrastructure. The fee is $7,264.37 per parcel. Unless you've already prepaid this fee, an additional charge of $504 will be added to your tax bill every year. The first annual payment will be due with property taxes in the fall of 2021. 

  • The special service levy is an annual $100 fee that will be paid by properties not yet connected to the system (subject to the approval of The Municipal Board). The fee will be automatically added to your property tax bill and will be prorated in 2021.  

  • The City of Winnipeg connection fee will be paid when you’re ready to connect to the system. The fee will be $2,680 for properties connecting in 2021. The fee will increase to $3,000 in 2022 and $3,100 in 2023.
The City charges this one-time buy-in or connection fee to all municipalities using the City wastewater infrastructure. 

You will pay this fee to the RM of St. Andrews, which will then forward the funds to the City. This fee must be paid before you connect.

  • Quarterly utility bills will be issued after you begin using the system. For a two- to three-person household, the quarterly utility bill will be about $200 to $250 per quarter, depending on the volume of wastewater generated. 

What you’ll pay and when

If you connect to the system in 2021, you will pay three types of fees this year:

 LOCAL IMPROVEMENT FEE  $504 added to your annual property tax bill (assuming you didn't prepay the full fee in April 2021)
 CITY OF WINNIPEG CONNECTION FEE  $2,680 (or more if connecting after 2021)
 QUARTERLY UTILITY BILLS  Will vary by household

If you don’t connect in 2021, you will pay two fees this year:

 LOCAL IMPROVEMENT FEE                   $504 added to your annual property tax bill (assuming you didn't prepay the full fee in April 2021)
For more information see the new FAQs about fees
Pre-hook-up inspections
MARCH 4, 2021 - If you plan to connect to the South St. Andrews Wastewater System this spring, you can book an appointment for a pre-hook-up inspection now. The RM plans to do a number of inspections before the April start-up so residents can begin using the service without delay.

Before your inspection date, you’ll need to have a meter installed and complete the work required on your property.

A wide range of inspection appointment times are available to accommodate residents’ work schedules. To schedule a date and time, you can submit a Service Request through www.rmofstandrews.com or contact the RM office at (204) 738-2076.
Public infrastructure fee finalized for wastewater system
FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - St. Andrews Council has finalized the public infrastructure fee for properties in the South St. Andrews Wastewater System. The one-time fee will be lower than the original estimate because the system has been completed under budget.
Council confirmed on February 23 that the fee will be $7,264, compared to the original estimate of $7,390. Property owners will be able to pay the entire fee up front, or can finance it on property taxes over a 20-year term. If financing, the annual payment will be $464 and the first payment will be due October 2021, when property taxes are paid.
Details will be mailed out next week to all homeowners in the service area. For a complete overview of property owners' costs and fees, visit the Facts for Homeowners page on our website. You can download a fact sheet showing all costs at a glance. 
Notice of Application from the PUB Regarding Initial Interim Wastewater Rates for the South St. Andrews Wastewater Utility
FEBRUARY 22, 2021 - The R.M. of St. Andrews has applied to the Public Utilities Board (PUB) for initial interim wastewater rates for the South St. Andrews Wastewater Utility as set out in By-Law No. 4350. View the notice here[Update: Approved rates are expected to be lower than indicated in the notice because some expenses have since decreased.]

Phase 1 and Phase 2 construction is now complete. All residents in these service areas will have the opportunity to connect once the system is fully operational.
Contact Us 
If you have concerns or need information about any aspect of the project, please get in touch. We'll get back to you quickly. Submit your inquiry through our Service Request Form.

Having trouble with the submission form? Share your query by phone by calling (204) 738-2771.
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