Water Meters

As per by-law 23-020, water meters will now be required for all customers on the Wyevale Municipal Water System as well as all industrial, commercial, and institutional customers on any other Municipal Water System within the Township of Tiny.

The Township of Tiny is moving away from flat rate billing to ensure equitable water billing and encourage water conservation. Each customer will be charged fees based on the actual amount of water they consume. Metering each property also aids the municipality in identifying leaks within its distribution network.

Wyevale has been selected as the initial system for the rollout of the metering program due to the high per capita water usage observed on this system, the non-seasonal nature of the residences within the community, and the limited reservoir capacity on that system, which is taxed during dry periods when many residents are watering their lawns.​

There will be no charge to the property owners for the meter installation.


New Water Rates

The final rates based on consumption have been determined and are outlined in Bylaw 23-020 Schedule “C”.

The intent of the Township is to set the final usage-based rates so that revenue is neutral compared to flat rate billing. A property which uses the average amount of water will pay approximately the same as they would pay with the flat rate. A property that uses less water than the average could see savings versus what they pay under the current billing system.

Meter Installation

The Township has awarded the project to Neptune Technology Group. 

A typical installation takes about one hour to complete, barring any complications.

Meter Maintenance

The municipality is responsible for future maintenance of the meter. The property owner is responsible for providing adequate heat as not to damage the meter. Just like a hydro meter, it is illegal to tamper with the water meter.