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Table 1: Average Daily Water Use and Water Metering, by Province/Territory and Municipal Population

Corresponds to Table 1 in 2006 Water Pricing Summary Tables document

 Total Water Use per Capita (litres per capita per day)Residential* Water Use per Capita (litres per capita per day)Percent Population Served Residential** MeteringPercent Population Served Commercial*** Metering
NL
804
395
0.0%
63.6%
PEI
505
189
0.6%
94.8%
NS
512
292
98.4%
97.7%
NB
821
394
55.4%
83.9%
QC
706
386
13.8%
46.0%
ON
409
225
94.5%
97.3%
MB
355
199
97.4%
96.8%
SK
518
238
98.9%
98.2%
AB
395
209
87.2%
91.2%
BC
606
353
40.2%
85.9%
Territories
599
391
44.2%
95.9%
 
 
 
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
< 1000
756
426
49.2%
47.7%
1001-2000
528
371
48.1%
48.0%
2001-5000
712
385
50.7%
53.7%
5001-50 000
570
313
54.9%
72.1%
50 001-500 000
489
280
64.3%
85.4%
> 500 000
497
251
88.4%
96.2%
Total, 2009
510
274
72.1%
86.7%
Total, 2006
591
327
63.1%
80.1%
 
 
 
 
 
Source - 2009 Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey. Imputed for non-response using 2006 MWWS. Sustainable Water Management Division, Environment Canada.
* Includes single-family and multi-family.
** Includes only single-family residential.
*** Small office/store only (max 1'' or 25mm connection).

 

Table 2: Residential Population Served Water by Rate Type, by Province/Territory and Municipal Population

Corresponds to Table 2 in 2006 Water Pricing Summary Tables document

 Responding MunicipalitiesResponding PopulationTotal Volumetric Rates**Non-Volumetric Rates
   Pop.%Pop.%
NL
33
286,159
20,050
7.0%
266,109
93.0%
PEI
4
52,582
35,975
68.4%
16,608
31.6%
NS
13
443,197
442,325
99.8%
872
0.2%
NB
28
256,247
209,163
81.6%
47,084
18.4%
QC
209
3,734,735
787,911
21.2%
2,946,824
78.9%
ON
151
10,075,747
9,761,159
96.9%
314,588
3.1%
MB
41
802,677
801,529
99.9%
1,148
0.1%
SK
73
599,106
594,450
99.2%
4,656
0.8%
AB
106
2,902,180
2,711,397
93.4%
190,783
6.6%
BC
74
2,949,064
2,348,590
79.6%
600,474
20.4%
Territories
4
22,795
22,195
97.4%
600
2.6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
< 1000
149
70,345
33,270
47.3%
37,075
52.7%
1001-2000
110
125,558
55,411
44.1%
70,147
55.9%
2001-5000
139
359,978
190,575
52.9%
169,402
47.1%
5001-50 000
262
3,224,429
2,016,153
62.5%
1,208,276
37.5%
50 001-500 000
66
8,745,763
6,199,555
70.9%
2,546,208
29.1%
> 500 000
10
9,598,416
9,239,779
96.3%
358,637*
3.7%
Total, 2009
736
22,124,489
17,734,743
80.2%
4,389,745
19.8%
Total, 2006
559
22,139,444
17,052,634
77.0%
5,086,810
23.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source - 2009 Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey. Imputed for non-response using 2006 MWWS. Sustainable Water Management Division, Environment Canada.
* While the municipality is in the 500,000+ size group, the population served by flat rate is under 500 000 because it is only certain systems in that municipality that have flat rate pricing.
** For systems with both volumetric pricing (for metered customers) and non-volumetric pricing (for unmetered customers), the entire population served water is classified as served volumetric pricing. Therefore, the population served volumetric rates may be higher than is actually the case.

Table 2b

   Population Served by Volumetric** Rate TypesPopulation Served by Non-Volumetric Rate Types
 Responding MunicipalitiesResponding PopulationConstant Unit ChargeDecreasing Block RateIncreasing Block RateFlat Rate*Assessed Tax
 Pop.%Pop.%Pop.%Pop.%Pop.%
NL
33
286,159
0
0.0%
20,050
7.0%
0
0.0%
240,951
84.2%
25,158
8.8%
PEI
4
52,582
35,975
68.4%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
16,608
31.6%
0
0.0%
NS
13
443,197
339,287
76.6%
103,038
23.2%
0
0.0%
872
0.2%
0
0.0%
NB
28
256,247
68,631
26.8%
140,004
54.6%
528
0.2%
45,779
17.9%
1,305
0.5%
QC
209
3,734,735
520,744
13.9%
20,328
0.5%
246,839
6.6%
2,536,921
67.9%
409,903
11.0%
ON
151
10,075,747
8,021,125
79.6%
771,949
7.7%
968,085
9.6%
210,696
2.1%
103,892
1.0%
MB
41
802,677
46,940
5.8%
754,589
94.0%
0
0.0%
1,084
0.1%
64
0.0%
SK
73
599,106
328,622
54.9%
225,459
37.6%
40,368
6.7%
4,656
0.8%
0
0.0%
AB
106
2,902,180
1,790,671
61.7%
27,520
0.9%
893,206
30.8%
6,238
0.2%
184,545
6.4%
BC
74
2,949,064
2,067,138
70.1%
1,128
0.0%
280,325
9.5%
599,420
20.3%
1,054
0.0%
Territories
4
22,795
22,195
97.4%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
600
2.6%
0
0.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
< 1000
149
70,345
24,961
35.5%
2,938
4.2%
5,371
7.6%
36,017
51.2%
1,058
1.5%
1001-2000
110
125,558
48,384
38.5%
2,975
2.4%
4,052
3.2%
67,466
53.7%
2,681
2.1%
2001-5000
139
359,978
146,658
40.7%
29,126
8.1%
14,792
4.1%
149,171
41.4%
20,231
5.6%
5001-50 000
262
3,224,429
1,450,983
45.0%
292,511
9.1%
272,660
8.5%
1,065,572
33.0%
142,704
4.4%
50 001-500 000
66
8,745,763
4,394,781
50.3%
490,637
5.6%
1,314,137
15.0%
2,171,506
24.8%
374,702
4.3%
> 500 000
10
9,598,416
7,175,561
74.8%
1,245,879
13.0%
818,339
8.5%
174,092*
1.8%
184,545*
1.9%
Total, 2009
736
22,124,489
13,241,328
59.8%
2,064,066
9.3%
2,429,350
11.0%
3,663,824
16.6%
725,921
3.3%
Total, 2006
559
22,139,444
10,178,021
46.0%
2,124,738
9.6%
4,749,875
21.5%
3,153,910
14.2%
1,932,900
8.7%
             
Source - 2009 Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey. Imputed for non-response using 2006 MWWS. Sustainable Water Management Division, Environment Canada.
* While the municipality is in the 500,000+ size group, the population served by flat rate is under 500 000 because it is only certain systems in that municipality that have flat rate pricing
** For systems with both volumetric pricing (for metered customers) and non-volumetric pricing (for unmetered customers), the entire population served water is classified as served volumetric pricing. Therefore, the population served volumetric rates may be higher than is actually the case.

 

Table 3: Monthly Base or Minimum Charge for Water and Sewer (for Residential Customers with Volumetric Rates), by Province/Territory and Municipal Population

New table format and information. Table 3 in 2006 Water Pricing Summary Tables document provides similar information

    Base or Minimum Charge ($)Average Percent of Total Charge that is Base/Min. Charge
 Responding MunicipalitiesResponding PopulationPercent Population with Base or Min. ChargeMeanMedian10th Percentile90th PercentileAt 10 m3/ MonthAt 25 m3/ MonthAt 35 m3/ MonthAt Average Monthly Consumption Level
NL
1
20,050
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
PEI
2
35,975
100.0%
9.91
9.61
9.61
9.61
31.7%
23.3%
19.9%
31.3%
NS
8
346,658
97.2%
12.30
12.33
12.33
12.33
41.3%
23.6%
18.1%
26.5%
NB
8
207,051
95.7%
11.97
7.67
7.50
18.03
34.5%
19.8%
15.5%
19.9%
QC
27
379,929
28.7%
10.85
9.17
2.58
19.42
44.4%
34.9%
26.6%
44.4%
ON
99
9,434,805
30.2%
12.53
9.78
5.00
22.74
34.8%
19.5%
15.4%
31.0%
MB
30
793,327
94.3%
5.10
4.56
4.56
4.56
14.8%
6.5%
4.7%
11.3%
SK
47
383,302
91.5%
14.36
13.38
13.00
17.24
35.1%
22.0%
17.6%
28.8%
AB
80
2,576,181
53.3%
8.76
5.51
5.36
17.52
23.8%
14.7%
11.8%
25.5%
BC
31
2,308,419
95.3%
8.06
2.17
1.67
21.37
30.8%
17.6%
14.0%
21.2%
Territories
3
22,195
100.0%
57.15
56.00
56.00
56.00
84.3%
84.3%
84.3%
95.4%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
< 1000
57
30,960
89.3%
19.74
16.00
4.64
36.81
56.1%
42.9%
37.3%
69.2%
1001-2000
38
44,942
92.0%
24.41
18.75
6.25
36.35
56.8%
43.4%
36.9%
55.7%
2001-5000
59
162,395
94.3%
19.03
15.00
5.00
38.50
54.4%
36.6%
29.9%
49.4%
5001-50 000
131
1,643,341
82.9%
17.42
13.81
5.20
46.09
41.6%
28.6%
23.7%
37.9%
50 001-500 000
42
5,474,378
82.4%
10.32
8.55
1.67
19.05
33.1%
18.0%
14.1%
27.1%
> 500 000
9
9,151,875
23.3%
4.21
4.56
2.17
5.51
16.0%
7.7%
5.8%
12.5%
Total, 2009
336
16,507,891
49.8%
10.17
6.59
2.17
19.42
30.7%
17.7%
14.0%
25.5%
            
Source - 2009 Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey. Sustainable Water Management Division, Environment Canada.
* Not enough responding municipalities to determine rates

 

Table 4: Residential Monthly Fixed Charges for Water and Sewer, by Province/Territory and Municipal Population

New table format and information. Table 4 in 2006 Water Pricing Summary Tables document provides similar information

 Responding MunicipalitiesResponding PopulationMean ($)Median ($)10th Percentile ($)90th Percentile ($)
NL
20
221,725
42.29
47.50
22.00
47.50
PEI
4
52,582
41.32
39.55
39.55
45.80
NS
2
9,649
32.35
32.67
32.67
32.67
NB
15
108,198
66.17
78.00
39.92
78.00
QC
124
2,023,421
19.16
16.58
12.25
30.58
ON
47
692,973
42.02
31.00
12.78
80.42
MB
3
3,468
51.59
51.75
48.75
53.10
SK
16
5,642
48.38
48.42
35.00
60.00
AB
20
1,093,237
20.01
19.46
19.46
19.46
BC
47
2,018,297
57.01
53.67
36.76
72.33
Territories
4
22,795
70.12
67.50
67.50
67.50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
< 1000
70
34,880
37.23
33.33
18.75
58.75
1001-2000
51
62,888
41.02
36.00
15.42
67.88
2001-5000
65
160,243
33.79
30.00
17.50
50.67
5001-50 000
88
1,123,007
36.41
31.92
15.42
65.08
50 001-500 000
26
3,166,025
38.11
31.00
12.25
72.33
> 500 000
2
1,704,944
32.29
19.46
19.46
53.67
Total, 2009
302
6,251,987
36.13
29.33
12.25
72.17
Total, 2006
228
2,762,616
33.00
23.25
8.23
57.90
       
Source - 2009 Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey. Sustainable Water Management Division, Environment Canada.