Garbage, sewer and water utilities are billed every four months. There are four different billing groups:
- January, May and September 15
- February, June and October 15
- March, July and November 15
- April, August and December 15
Stormwater utilities are billed annually around mid-November.
Access your utility account information online 24 hours a day to review billing history.
How to Pay Your Utility Bill
We are pleased to provide a variety of secure and convenient methods to pay your utility bill.
Residential garbage is billed based on the legal building occupancy of the property (the number of dwelling units), not the number of cans collected. Single-family dwellings are billed as one dwelling unit, duplexes are billed as two dwelling units and so on.
The residential garbage rates, effective January 1, 2023, are as follows:
80 litre bin
$70.86 every four months
120 litre bin
$81.10 every four months
180 litre bin
$96.46 every four months
240 litre bin (one bin shared by two dwellings within same property/one folio)
$162.20 every four months
240 litre bin (one bin shared by three dwellings within same property/one folio)
$212.58 every four months
No grey garbage bin
$70.86 every four months
Visit the Curbside Collection page for more information about garbage (grey bin) collection.
Water consumption is metered and measured in units. One unit equals 100 cubic feet, 623 gallons or 2,832 litres.
Water meters are read every four months or three times a year. Readings are only estimated when weather conditions do not permit access to the meters.
The water consumption rate, effective January 1, 2023, is $4.87 per unit.
Water Service Charge Rate
The water service charge is a flat rate based on the size of service connected with the City of Victoria.
- ½ service $34.57
- ¾ service $39.23
- 1.0” service $57.50
- 1.5” service $71.88
- 2.0” service $114.60
- 3.0” service $215.52
- 4.0” service $344.43
- 6.0” service $644.18
- 8.0” service $1431.05
Sewer is based on your metered water consumption The sewer rate is multiplied by the number of units of water measured.
The sewer rate, effective January 1, 2023, is as follows:
- January 1 to May 31: $2.62/unit
- June 1 to September 30: $1.83/unit (summer month rate)
- October 1 to December 31: $2.62/unit
Summer rates are lower than non-summer rates to compensate for lawn and garden watering.
CRD Sewer Rate
CRD sewer is based on your metered water consumption. The CRD sewer rate is multiplied by the number of units of water measured.
The CRD sewer rate, effective January 1, 2023, is as follows:
- January 1 to May 31: $5.45/unit
- June 1 to September 30: $3.81/unit (summer month rate)
- October 1 to December 31: $5.45/unit
Stormwater utility charges are based on the following four characteristics that are specific to your property. All rates are effective January 1, 2023.