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Water and Sewer Rates

ELK Energy Inc. is contracted by the Town of Essex to read water meters and issue billings for water consumption, sanitary sewer charges, and the turning on or off of water services. For some residents of the Town of Essex, the billings received by ELK Energy also include charges for hydro-electric services.

Questions related to water billings should be directed to ELK Energy Inc. at 519-776-5291 or 1-877-355-7798.

Water and Wastewater Rate Study

In 2015, the Town of Essex hired Watson & Associates to perform a water and wastewater rate study. The above report was adopted by council on November 10. The new rates come into effect on January 1, 2016.

2016 Water Rates

Effective January 1, 2016, the water rates for all wards are as follows:

Water rates for 2016

Ward

Monthly Base Charge

Consumption Charge/ m3

1

$19.11

$1.41

2

$19.11

$1.41

3

$19.11

$1.57

4

$19.11

$1.57

2016 Sanitary Sewer Rates

The sanitary sewer surcharge, which is based on water consumption, will also increase effective January 1, 2016.

Sanitary sewer rates for 2016

Ward

Monthly Base Charge

Consumption Charge per m3 of Water Consumed

1

$19.49

$1.35

2

N/A

N/A

3

$19.87

$2.02

4

$19.49

$1.81