Utility Taxes

Utility Bill Information

At the end of February, all residential property owners receive a Utility Bill. The City of Coquitlam provides water distribution and waste collection services to residents.

The cost of these services is charged separately from property taxes in order to support operating costs and for costs of replacing aging infrastructure such as pipes, pumps, etc. Payment can be made with a credit card on the City's website. Click on the link to make your Utility Bill Payment online.

Utility Bill Due Date: March 31, 201​​7
Billing Period Covered: January 1 – December 31, 201​7

What am I being billed for?

The City of Coquitlam provides water distribution and waste collection services to residents.

The cost for these services is charged separately from property taxes. Fees charged support operating costs as well as the replacement of aging infrastructure such as pipes, pumps, etc.

201​7 Utility Charges - Single Family Dwellings

2017 Utility Bill Amount = Water Charge + Garbage Collection Charge

201​6 Garbage Collection Charges cover the collection and removal of waste every other week, plus collection and removal of green waste (yard trimmings and food scraps) on a weekly basis. The amount charged for your garbage collection depends on the size of garbage cart you selected.

2017 Utility Bill Amount = Water Charge + Garbage Collection Charge 2017 Water Charge Small
120 litre cart
Medium
240 litre cart
Large
360 litre cart
2017 Utility Bill
2017 Flat Rate Water + Small Garbage Cart $475 $228     $703
2017 Flat Rate Water + Medium Garbage Cart $475   $302   $777
2017 Flat Rate Water + Large Garbage Cart $475     $427 $902
2017 Utility Charges - Apartments, Townhouses & Mobile Homes
For each Residential Dwelling Unit in an Apartment building, Street-Oriented Village Home Residential, Townhouse or Mobile Home Park. 201​7 Water Charge
$​399

Water Fees

Coquitlam’s drinking water comes from rainfall and snowmelt in the North Shore mountains and the Coquitlam Lake watershed. It flows to your tap through a network of reservoirs, pumping stations and water mains. See our Water pages for more information.

Coquitlam’s flat rate charge for water is made up of the following:

  • 47% of the Water Fee is paid to Metro Vancouver to cover the costs of running the regional supply system, including water treatment plants that deliver the clean, safe water to the city.
  • 53% of the Water Fee covers City costs for the operation and management of the water system that provides water for fire protection as well as household, business and recreational use.

Annual Flat Rate Water Charge

Flat rate charges for water services apply to all residential dwelling units receiving water, directly or indirectly, from the water system.

  • Single Family - $475
  • Multi-Family - $399

Garbage and Green Waste Fees

Single Family Homes

For single family homes, the Garbage and Green Waste Fee covers:

  • The costs to pick up the garbage and green waste from your home. Fees charged will depend on the size of the garbage cart you selected.
  • The fees paid to Metro Vancouver to dispose of the garbage at the transfer station.
  • The fees paid to Harvest Power to compost the green waste at their facility.
  • The costs to operate two recycling depots and provide free drop off of yard trimmings at 995 United Boulevard.
  • The costs to provide a large item pick up program (up to four household items per year).
  • The costs for community education, outreach and wildlife awareness programs.
  • Curbside recycling collection is provided by Recycle BC. Visit recyclebc.ca for information on recycling programs.

Multi-Family Homes

The City of Coquitlam does not provide waste collection services to multi-family homes. Additional information for multi-family homes can be found online at coquitlam.ca/multifamily.

Annual Flat Rate Garbage and Green Waste Charge

  • Single Family Garbage Rates    120L Cart - $2​​28          240L Cart - $​302          360L Cart - $​427

Sewer and Drainage Fees

The utility charge for sewer and drainage is made up of the following:

  • 3​8% of the Sewer and Drainage Fee is paid to Metro Vancouver to cover the costs of the regional sewer system including sewage treatment plants.
  • 6​2% of the Sewer and Drainage Fee covers City costs for programs to keep treatment costs down including reducing the amount of unwanted rainwater infiltrating into the sewer system. The program also includes the regular inspection and repair of street sewers.

The sewer utility is billed with property taxes in July. However, properties with secondary suites receive additional incremental charges for water and sewer, which are included on this February bill, where applicable.

Annual Flat Rate Sewer Charge

$​417

Residences with Secondary Suites

Properties with secondary suites receive additional charges for water and sewer.

For enquiries relating to charges for secondary suites, please call: 604-927-3423.

Revenue Services
Phone:
604-927-3050
Fax: 604-927-3045
Email: Utility_Info@coquitlam.ca