User Rates

User Rates

Residential Curbside Collection


The annual curbside collection amount charged per dwelling unit is dependent on the size of the GARBAGE cart you selected (in the absence of a selection, you will be provided and charged for the default 100L GARBAGE cart size). The curbside collection fee covers:

  • The cost of garbage disposal at the Regional Landfill;
  • The cost of processing recyclables at the material recovery facility;
  • The cost of composting food waste at the organics processing facility; and
  • The cost of community education, outreach and wildlife awareness programs

Rates

To learn more about the new automated curbside collection service, please visit the RDN Curbside Collection Services webpage. The curbside collection service is governed under RDN Bylaw 1802 (consolidated version including Bylaw 1802.01).

Residential Sewer Rates


Residential sewer rates vary depending on the service area. The rates are as follows:

Service Area Rates
French Creek   $ 175.63 per dwelling unit per year  
Surfside   $ 145.66 per dwelling unit per year  
Fairwinds   $ 77.09 per dwelling unit per year  
Barclay Cr.   $ 250.37 per dwelling unit per year  
Cedar   $ 233.40 per dwelling unit per year + $1.60 per day, if connected

To learn more about your sewer service area, please visit our RDN Sewer Systems webpage.

Not all residences in the Regional District of Nanaimo have sewer service. Some properties may have onsite systems often called septic systems. To learn more about these types of systems, please visit our Septic Smart webpage.

Residential Water Rates


The Regional District of Nanaimo adopted a tiered user fee rate structure for all of the water systems it serves. The structure is designed with user fees increasing as water consumption increases. This service falls under bylaw 1655.12.

The current rates are as follows:

Current rates

Rate per Cubic Meter Consumed per Day

Minimum Daily Rate

Up to .7m3

.701 to 1.4m3

1.401 to 2.1m3

2.101 to 2.8m3

2.801 to 3.5m3

over 3.5m3

0.37

1.14

1.29

1.66

1.96

2.62

3.93

For more information on the water systems, please visit the WaterSmart Communities webpage.

Sandpiper Bulk Water Rates (if applicable)


As of November 5, 2021 the Regional District of Nanaimo has entered into a water supply agreement with the Town of Qualicum Beach to supply bulk drinking water to French Creek water service area residents in the Sandpiper subdivision.

The rate is $2.40 per cubic meter (1000 litres) in addition to the RDN's metered water rates.

 

How your Water Bill is Calculated


Calculating your water bill based on 2022 rates:

Step 1: Calculate your average daily consumption

Average Daily Consumption

Total consumption (found on your bill)

= Average daily consumption

          Number of days in billing period              

 

To Calculate the Number of Days in a Billing Period


 
Number of days between readings: 0 Days

Step 2: Calculate total bill amount

If your average daily consumption is equal to or less than 0.7 cu m/day, proceed with the following calculation:

Calculation

Assuming your average daily consumption is 0.55 cu m per day (66 cu m / 120 days)

(a) Average daily consumption x rate per cu m x number of days in the billing period

            = 0.55 cu m x $1.14 per cu m x 120 days = $75.24

(b) Minimum daily rate = $0.37 x 120 days = $44.40

Your bill will be the greater of (a) or (b)

If your average daily consumption is greater than 0.7 cu m/day, proceed with the following calculation:

Calculation

Assuming your average daily consumption is 2.00 cu m per day (240cu m / 120 days)

(a) First 0.7 cu m x $1.14 cu m = $0.798 per day

(b) From 0.701 to 14 cu m (0.7cu m) x $1.29 per day = $0.903 per day

(c) From 1.401 to 2 cu m (0.6 cu m) x $1.66 = $0.996 per day

Total daily cost = $2.697

Your bill will be = $2.697 x 120 days = $323.64

 

Community Averages for Water Usage in Your Area - For Billing Period May 2022 to September 2022:

Code: Service Area: Cubic meters per Day:
W34 Surfside 1.36
W38 French Creek 0.78
W39 Whiskey Creek 0.76
W42 Decourcey 0.62
W43A San Pareil 1.04
W45 Englishman River 1.31
W46A Melrose Terrace 0.55
W47 Nanoose Peninsula 1.12
W51 Westurne Heights 0.49