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Water (Bluewater Power)

The water and service charge schedule is effective January 1, 2017. 

The monthly water distribution charge is collected to fund the fixed costs of operating the water system. The cubic meter rate is collected to fund the variable costs of operating the water system.

Funds generated through the water rates are used to cover the costs to operate and maintain the City's water distribution system in order that water acquired through the Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS) is provided to municipal ratepayers.

Size of Meter

Monthly Water Distribution Charge

Rate Per Cubic Meter of Water Consumed




22.40 cents



22.40 cents



22.40 cents

1 1/2"


22.40 cents



22.40 cents



22.40 cents



22.40 cents



22.40 cents



22.40 cents



22.40 cents

* City of Sarnia Council approved water and sewer rates for 2017

Sewer Charge

The sewer surcharge is calculated at 116.25% of the total water bill, ie. The monthly water distribution charge plus consumption charge. 

Funds generated through the sewer charge are used to cover the costs to operate and maintain the City's sanitary sewage system including the sewage treatment plant.  

Anyone who does not have access to the municipal sanitary sewer system and are being charged a sewer charge may apply to the City for an exemption from the sewer charge.

Minimum Bill

The minimum bill for any month, or any part of the month, will be the applicable monthly water distribution charge plus sewer charge.

Bluewater Power - Payment

Meter reading, billing and payment collection of the City's water and sewer charge is managed by Bluewater Power Distribution. Bluewater Power issues invoices for both water and hydro usage on the same bill. For more information about or to contact Bluewater Power please visit their website at  www.bluewaterpower.com.

Leaks Cost You Money

A continuous water leak will result in significant water consumption and unnecessary water and sewer charges. Please ensure that your toilet does not run continuously or that you do not have any other water running unnecessarily. 

Please remember to keep the area around your water meter clear of obstructions such as brush, flower pots, and vehicles.

Please see the attached PDF's for the water and sewer rates from previous years.  

If you would like the documents below in an alternate format, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator at 519-332-0330 extension 3307 or access@sarnia.ca 


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This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:02 AM

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