Utility Billing

FAQ

What is included on my semi - annual metered utility bill?

What is included on my annual utility bill?

What are the billing periods?

How can I get a summary of my utility billing and consumption history?

What does it mean if my unpaid utility charges were “transferred to taxes”?

What is included on my semi - annual metered utility bill?

Your semi – annual metered utility bill includes charges for the previous six month water consumption and sewer services based on that consumption (if you are connected to the District of Sicamous sanitary sewer). Sewer charges are based on 80% of metered water volume or 100% of metered sewer volume. Meters are read near the end of each billing period. Bills are mailed in the month following the end of the billing period. 

Billing history and semi-annual water consumption information is available through the District of Sicamous Online Services.

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What is included on my annual utility bill?

Your annual utility bill includes charges for flat rated billing for water and sewer (if applicable) based on the use of your property.

Billing history is available through the District of Sicamous Online Services.

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What are the billing periods?

Semi-Annual billing periods for customers are:

  • January 1st to June 30th
  • July 1st to December 31st

Annual billing periods for flat rated accounts are:

  • January 1st to December 31st 

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How can I get a summary of my utility billing and consumption history?

You can access your billing history through the Online Services.

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What does it mean if my unpaid utility charges were “transferred to taxes”?

Unpaid utility charges which are due and payable are transferred to taxes in arrears on December 31st to the “for service at address” of the related property tax account as required by section 258 of the Community Charter. Interest charges apply to arrears tax balances at a rate prescribed quarterly by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. For more information see our Transfer to taxes FAQs.

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