The City of Ottawa has made changes to its water billing approach to create a fair, affordable and transparent usage-based system for all Ottawa residents. This new system is focused around environmental and financial sustainability, and will support economic development within the city.
Annual rate increase – January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, the 2018 annual rate increase will come into effect on your water and sewer bill based on the budget approved by Council. Revenue from water charges support the City of Ottawa’s commitment to provide residents with high-quality drinking water, while reducing the risk of flooding and renewing existing infrastructure. The new rates will be communicated as they come into effect.