Utilities

Bulk water bills are mailed out every two months at the same time as hamlet water bills.

Birch Hills County is pleased to announce that we accept payments with select credit cards through our OptionPay System. Payments for municipal services may be paid online or through the Administration Office.

OptionPay is a payment card system Birch Hills County uses for its credit card transactions. You can find more information on OptionPay by visiting their website. https://www.optionpay.ca

Bill Pay Options

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking through:

  • ATB, Scotia Bank, Credit Union, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, BMO
  • E-Transfer to: finance@birchhillscounty.com

Hamlet Water Meters

New water meters have been installed in the hamlets for more accurate readings when it comes to water billing. Below is a guide for how to read the new meters in case of an assumed water leak.

Water Meter Leak Detection

Birch Hills County Water Information Report for 2013-2018

Data for this report has been collected from the monthly water reports at the regional water plant in Eaglesham from January 2013 to December 2018.

County staff has used this data to generate a report to County Council with the intention of providing them with information not limited to water consumption, truck fill usage and water treatment costs. For a complete report click here.

Utility Rates (effective May 1, 2020) Bi-Monthly Billing

Residential & Bulk Water 

Service/Fee TypeCost/Rate
Residential & Agricultural$6.50 per cubic meter
Commercial/Industrial$13.00 per cubic meter
Hamlet Residential & Commercial$6.50 per cubic meter
Senior Apartments$350 (flat rate)
Municipal Water Line Fee$18.00 per water line
Connection/Reconnection Fee (All Accounts)$50.00 per connection
Renters Deposit Fee$500 (one time charge)

Shutoff/Door Notices

Service/Fee TypeCost/Rate
First Notice$25.00 per notice
Second Notice$25.00 per notice
Over Two Notices$25.00 per notice

Wastewater

Service/Fee TypeCost/Rate
Residential$48.00 (flat rate)
Senior Apartments$350.00 (flat rate)
Schools/Hotels/Motels$170.00 (flat rate)
Sewer Line Inspection$500.00 (flat rate)
Thawing of Frozen LinesCost Recovery (per line)

Solid Waste/Garbage Collection

Service/Fee TypeCost/Rate
Hamlet Collection$26.50 (flat rate)
Garbage Can Purchase$65.00 per can
Garbage Can Rental$6.00 (flat rate)