Utility Fees

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: ​April ​1, 201​9
Billing Period Covered: January 1 – December 31, 201​9

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​​9 Utility Charges - Single Family Dwellings

201​9 Utility Bill Amount = Water Charge + Garbage Collection Charge

201​9 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.

201​9 Utility Bill Amount = Water Charge + Garbage Collection Charge 201​9 Water Charge Small
120 litre cart
Medium
240 litre cart
Large
360 litre cart
201​9 Utility Bill
201​​9 Flat Rate Water + Small Garbage Cart $507 $2​44     $​751
201​​9 Flat Rate Water + Medium Garbage Cart $507   $​323   $​830
201​​9 Flat Rate Water + Large Garbage Cart $​507     $4​57 $​964
201​​9 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​9 Water Charge
$​​3​45

Water Fees

The utility charge for water is made up of the following:

  • 52% 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 and safe water to Coquitlam.
  • 48% of the Water Fee covers City costs for the operation and management of the City’s water distribution system that provides water for fire protection as well as household, business and recreational use.

In Coquitlam, multi-family homes pay a slightly 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.

Annual Flat Rate Charge

  • Single-Family: $507
  • Multi-Family: $345​

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 a recycling depot at Town Centre Park 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 - $​244          240L Cart - $​3​23          360L Cart - $​​457

Sewer & Drainage Fees

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

  • 42% of the Sewer and Drainage Fee is paid to Metro Vancouver to cover the costs of the regional sewer system including sewage treatment plants.
  • 58% of the Sewer and Drainage Fee covers City costs for the operation and management of the City’s sewer collection and drainage systems.

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.

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