Information for Owner-Initiated Local Improvements
- Local Improvements
- Who Qualifies
- Initiating a Local Improvement
- Project Requirements
- The Petition
- Payment Options
- Getting Started
- Contact Us
The Region calculates the specific frontage rate for a proposed watermain based on the estimated project cost, as determined from the petition limits. Changes to the petition limits may affect the frontage rate.
In residential and rural areas, the project cost estimate includes surveying, drafting, engineering design, tendering, materials, labour, equipment, and applicable taxes. In commercial and industrial areas, the cost estimate may also include additional engineering, inspection, and contingency fees.
The assessed frontage rate is for the construction of a watermain only and does not include the cost of water service connection. The construction of a water service connection is the sole responsibility of the property owners.
Affected property owners that desire a connection, will need to hire an independent plumber/contractor (of their own choice and at their own expense) to perform the work within the municipal right-of-way and/or private property.
The Region recommends that properties less than 500 square metres in total area install a 19 mm service, and properties greater than 500 square metres install a 25 mm service.