Water Billing

Overview

For all ratepayers on the Municipal water and wastewater system, the Township currently issues quarterly water/wastewater bills. These bills are issued in April, July, October and January. Both water and wastewater charges are comprised of a fixed rate and consumptive rate. The consumptive rate is based on actual water meter readings. Rates are available from the Municipal office upon request, or online using the link below

Make a Payment **NEW – Credit Card Payment now accepted online**

Tenant Consent Form

In order to redirect a water bill from the owner to a tenant, the owner(s) of the property must complete the attached Tenant Consent Form.

Water Rates

Financial Plan

In 2007, as part of the Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program, the Ministry of the Environment released regulation 453/07 that requires the preparation of a Financial Plan for all Municipal drinking water systems. This Financial Plan includes an analysis of capital and operating costs (present and future), a review of current and future demand versus supply and consideration of available funding sources. The Township of West Lincoln has prepared this Financial Plan in accordance with the regulation and this plan was approved by Council in April 2016.

The Financial Plan can be viewed online by clicking the link below:

 Township of West Lincoln Water and Waste Water Rate Study and Financial Plan No. 077-301

Water Conservation

Please review the following documents files to find ways to reduce your water consumption and lower your water bill.

Departments

The corporation of West Lincoln municipal government is responsible for providing many of the services within its local boundaries that you rely on daily.  We have organized these responsibilities in their respective departments.

Some services we offer include:

  • Building Permits
  • Plumbing and Sewage System Inspections
  • Permits
  • Licensing
  • Municipal Elections
  • Records Management
  • Vital Statistics
  • Commissioner for Taking Oaths
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Rescue Services
  • Fire Safety Inspections
  • Library Services
  • Internet Access
  • After School Programs
  • Seasonal Reading Programs
  • Storytime
  • Municipal Planning and Zoning
  • Site Plan Control
  • Water and Sewer Piping Infrastructure
  • Maintenance of other Municipal owned Buildings and Facilities
  • Local Road and Side Walk Maintenance, including snow removal
  • Garbage Collection and Recycling
  • Public Parks and Recreation Facilities and Recreational Programs
  • Economic & Tourism Development
  • Property Assessment
  • Tax & Water Billing and Collections

Preparation for Potential Postal Disruption

The Township of West Lincoln has made arrangements to minimize the impact that a potential labour disruption at Canada Post may have on Township services. In the event of a postal disruption , the following options are available:

Billing & Payments

Property owners are still responsible for payments of amounts owing. If a strike is in progress, please do not attempt to mail your payment. The next water bill due date is November 1, 2018. As always, payments may be made:

  • In person at Township Office
  • With your bank ( in person, online or by telephone)
  • In the night depository box at Township Office, NO CASH PLEASE  (please mark your account or roll number on the front of your cheque)
  • By pre-authorized payments

Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable invoices can be dropped off at the Township office, faxed to 905-957-3219 or emailed to ap@westlincoln.ca

Vendors who are concerned about possible delays in the receipt of their payment should contact accounts payable at 905-957-3346 ext. 6724 or ext. 6722 to make arrangements

Vendors are encouraged to sign up for EFT payments by completing the Direct Deposit (EFT) Payment Form via the link below:

Direct Deposit (EFT) Payment Form

 Planning and Development Services

For any upcoming applications during the mail strike, the Planning requirements of the Ontario Planning Act, c. P. 13, R.S.O. 1990, apply.

With respect to any planning applications heard by Planning Committee and Counci, respective Notices of Public Meetings and Decisions will be communicated in the following ways:

  • Advertised in Niagara This Week Newspaper
  • Posted on the Township’s website
  • Emailed to anyone requesting a copy of the Notice in writing and providing an email address
  • Hand-delivered to those persons within 120 metres of a subject site specific application (public meeting notices only).

With respect to any planning applications heard by Committee of Adjustment, all required Notices will be communicated in the following ways:

  • Advertised in Niagara This Week Newspaper
  • Posted by sign on the subject property
  • Posted on the Township’s website
  • Emailed to anyone requesting a copy of the Notice in writing and providing an email address
  • Hand-delivered to those persons within 60 metres of a subject site specific application (public meeting notices only).