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Understanding your Water Bill


The District reads and records metered water usage for residences and businesses throughout Peachland. Every quarter (3 months) you will receive a water bill detailing your water usage and estimated water bill for the period.

The water bill is comprised of the following:
  1. account number and service address
  2. billing date
  3. billing period (Jan to March, April to June, July to September, October to December)
  4. current reading and previous reading
  5. consumption during billing period (in cubic meters)
  6. base rate ($55.50 per quarter for single family, varies for multi-family, commercial, industrial and agricultural users)
  7. consumption charge (consumption x consumption rate)
  8. graph of consumption history by quarter.

One litre of bottled water costs about $1.50. In general, sustainable water operations can be achieved for around $1 per m3. That's 1,000 litres of water !

The average household in BC uses 26,5000 litres (26.5 m3) of water a month.

Fixing a dripping tap can save up to 1,300 litres of water per month and prevent water damage in the home. That's enough to fill more than 7 bathtubs.

Turning off water when you shave, brush your teeth and wash your face can save 5 - 10 litres per minute.

Peachland Water Bill
1,000 litres of water ( 1 cubic meter)

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