Get the facts on Water Metering

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Residential meters are typically installed at the property line, where the water main connects to the property's water line

Water metering plays a key role in ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the community in the long term. Installing water meters on every water service connection would maximize the benefits of a water meter program.


Why Water Meters?
Promote water efficiency and conservation
Help with early leak detection
Can offset the costs of treating and distributing water, and expanding our water supply
Offer the opportunity for fair billing


How do we pay for water meters?

A significant portion of the funding for the first two phases of the metering project was provided by provincial and federal grants. To pay for the remaining waters meters within the Sechelt area, the SCRD conducted an Alternative Approval Process to borrow up to $7,250,000 over a 15 year term, and was approved in July 2021. Please see scrd.ca/Alternative-Approval-Process for more details.

The cost of water projects are shared by all water customers within a Water Service Area. The cost of the remaining meter installations in the Sechelt area are shared by water customers in the Regional Water Service: Egmont, Earls Cove, Halfmoon Bay, Sechelt, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone, and West Howe Sound.


Meters, Supply, and Infrastructure

The SCRD has three water supply projects in action. Metering increases conservation and efficiency of our water system, and is an affordable option that complements supply expansion. For this reason, the SCRD’s approach for ensuring sustainable drinking water now and in the future includes increasing water supply and conservation strategies. Moreover, the SCRD continues to improve water main monitoring and upgrading aging infrastructure to increase efficiency.


Components of a water meter program

A fully implemented water meter program includes:

  • customer access to water use data
  • a leak notification program that provides guidance for fixing leaks
  • a review of how SCRD customers are billed for water

How to use this space

Ask questions, check out the links and FAQs, and stay up to date on project timelines and progress by checking in regularly or by following the project.

Water metering plays a key role in ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the community in the long term. Installing water meters on every water service connection would maximize the benefits of a water meter program.


Why Water Meters?
Promote water efficiency and conservation
Help with early leak detection
Can offset the costs of treating and distributing water, and expanding our water supply
Offer the opportunity for fair billing


How do we pay for water meters?

A significant portion of the funding for the first two phases of the metering project was provided by provincial and federal grants. To pay for the remaining waters meters within the Sechelt area, the SCRD conducted an Alternative Approval Process to borrow up to $7,250,000 over a 15 year term, and was approved in July 2021. Please see scrd.ca/Alternative-Approval-Process for more details.

The cost of water projects are shared by all water customers within a Water Service Area. The cost of the remaining meter installations in the Sechelt area are shared by water customers in the Regional Water Service: Egmont, Earls Cove, Halfmoon Bay, Sechelt, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone, and West Howe Sound.


Meters, Supply, and Infrastructure

The SCRD has three water supply projects in action. Metering increases conservation and efficiency of our water system, and is an affordable option that complements supply expansion. For this reason, the SCRD’s approach for ensuring sustainable drinking water now and in the future includes increasing water supply and conservation strategies. Moreover, the SCRD continues to improve water main monitoring and upgrading aging infrastructure to increase efficiency.


Components of a water meter program

A fully implemented water meter program includes:

  • customer access to water use data
  • a leak notification program that provides guidance for fixing leaks
  • a review of how SCRD customers are billed for water

How to use this space

Ask questions, check out the links and FAQs, and stay up to date on project timelines and progress by checking in regularly or by following the project.

Page last updated: 10 August 2021, 11:09