What Does Water Cost?
The average BC household pays about $500 per year for water and sewer services through utility user fees and property or parcel taxes. This means that we pay $1.37 per day to receive fresh water to our taps, and remove used water from our homes. An average shower costs about 15 cents, flushing our toilet costs a penny, and our drinking water costs fractions of a penny a day!
While water is provided by nature, there is a real cost for the pipes, pumps, equipment, and people who ensure it is safely delivered to our taps and returned to the environment. When we pay our water and sewer bill, we are supporting these essential systems that keep us clean and healthy.