Infrastructure Rates

What is an Infrastructure Charge?

Aquatera collects an infrastructure charge on new developments, which is used to fund capital projects that accommodate growth in our region.

Infrastructure within a subdivision is paid by the developer and contributed to Aquatera.  They recover their costs through lot prices to the home builder.  The home builder covers the costs to connect to the water and sewer systems in the yard and pass those costs on to the home owner.

For more information on Infrastructure Charges.

2019 Rates 

Water demand is based on the proportionate flow available for various water service sizes. The wastewater demand is directly proportional to the water demand. 

The infrastructure charge for a new single-family residential dwelling (5/8” or 16 mm Meter) is $9,400, which provides potable water, as well as wastewater service. This does not include a water meter fee.

Find the complete list of rates in the 2019 Infrastructure Charge Policy (PDF).

Where does the revenue go?

It goes back into our communities. $8.5M in infrastructure charges were collected in 2014 and $6.4M in 2015. This money helped fund projects including our newly upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant, the West End/Airport Water Transmission Line, Heritage Park Lift Station Upgrade, 116 Street Sewer Trunk, and various sewer trunk oversizing projects.

In 2017, about $4M was collected from development projects. This will be reinvested in projects such as the Clairmont Lagoon Discharge, Clairmont Regional Lift Station, and Riverbank Protection and Water Storage. Learn more about our Capital Projects and where your money goes

Infrastructure Charge Applications