Water Rates - Town of Gibsons

Water Services

Rates are reviewed each year to ensure we have the funds necessary to maintain the infrastructure and continue delivering reliable services now and in the future.

View the 2024 Rates & Fees Schedule B here

Water infrastructure includes:

  • Pipes, pumps, wells, reservoirs and meters that move water from the environment to your tap.
  • The Gibsons Aquifer, which provides naturally pure groundwater to our community.

Water charges include:

  • User fees – determined by the amount of water you use.
  • A water parcel tax.

These charges fund:

  • Maintenance of the water system.
  • Replacement of aging infrastructure.
  • Water research and conservation.
  • The staff and equipment required to operate the water utility.
Water Meters

Water usage is metered within the Town of Gibsons, with details set out in the 1300, 2022 Water Parcel Tax Bylaw and rates set out in Schedule B of the Rates, Fees and Charges Bylaw. Metering encourages conservation and ensures that users pay a fair share towards maintenance of the system. All water rates are applied against costs to operate and maintain the water distribution system.

Learn more about water metering here.

Water leaks

Water leak adjustments will be considered for leaks in the main underground water line(s) between the water meter and building(s) only. Adjustments are no longer made for leaks relating to internal plumbing systems, fixtures, irrigation, pools, etc. Please refer to Water Regulation Bylaw 1192 for further details.

Please follow these links for answers to questions about water supply and distribution or water conservation.