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; make your Utility Bill Payment online.
The utility bill due date is March 31, 2020, covering the billing period of January 1 to December 31, 2020.
Coquitlam property owners struggling with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic now have extra time to pay their 2020 Utility Bill.
Coquitlam Council recognizes the extraordinary circumstances created by the pandemic, and the financial challenges these circumstances may be creating for some residents and businesses. Based on this recognition, the City will not enforce the 5% penalty for late Utility Bill payments received after March 31. The penalty will apply to amounts unpaid at September 30. Property owners have until September 30 to pay their utility bill without penalty.
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.
The 2020 Utility Bill Amount for single-family dwellings is you Water Charge plus your Garbage Collection Charge:
|Garbage Cart Size||Garbage Cart Charge||2020 Utility Bill Total|
|Small (120 Litres)||$251||$819|
|Medium (240 Litres)||$333||$901|
|Large (360 Litres)||$471||$1,039|
For each Residential Dwelling Unit in an Apartment building, Street-Oriented Village Home Residential, Townhouse or Mobile Home Park, your 2020 Utility Bill will be equal to your 2020 Water Charge, which is $341.
The utility charge for water is made up of the following:
In Coquitlam, multi-family homes pay a lower water rate than single family homes. This recognizes that, generally, multi-family homes consume relatively less water, so residents of those homes should pay a lesser share of those costs.
For single family homes, the Garbage and Green Waste Fee covers:
The City of Coquitlam does not provide waste collection services to multi-family homes. Additional information for multi-family homes can be on our Multi-Family Homes Information page.
The utility charge for sewer and drainage is made up of the following:
Properties with secondary suites receive additional charges for water and sewer on this bill.
Note: Sewer parcel tax and drainage are billed on your annual property tax notice in May.
Properties with secondary suites receive additional charges for water and sewer.
For enquiries relating to charges for secondary suites, please call 604-927-3423.