If you have questions about contractors, water meter installation or specific work required on your property, please submit your inquiry through our Service Request Form.
Every property in the service area will pay an equal portion of the RM’s capital cost to build the public infrastructure and extend it to everyone’s property lines. The fee for each household is $7,264.37.
2. The cost of work on your property and the one-time connection fee
- Any equipment and work needed on your property, including installation, maintenance and required upgrades, and
- A one-time connection fee to the City of Winnipeg.
|Quarterly Service Charge||$80.82|
|Wastewater (per cubic meter)||$3.57|
|Minimum Quarterly Charge *||$130.80|
|Utilities buy-in Charge||$3,000.00|
|*Based on 14 cubic meters|
Amendments to the Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Regulation
The Onsite Wastewater Management Systems (OWMS) Regulation, under The Environment Act was amended. Effective October 29, 2021, the time required for properties with onsite wastewater systems to connect with new municipal wastewater infrastructure is extended from five to 10 years. This means that properties that are required but have not yet connected to existing municipal sewer systems will have up to December 31, 2031 to connect. All other properties will have 10 years starting from when the municipal lines are in place. Furthermore, limited exemptions to the immediate connection requirements for certain administrative land transactions have been included.
Read more about these amendments along with Frequently Asked Questions here.
Municipal Collection Systems FAQs
Q: I am connected to the sewer system and have sold my property - what do I need to do prior to moving?
A. You need to contact the RM Office with the following information so that a final bill can be sent to you and to set up the property with the new owner information. We require: Possession Date, Final Meter Read, Forwarding Address/Contact information.
Q: How do I determine if a property is serviced by municipal sewer?
A: Contact your local municipality. They can assist you in determining if a property can be serviced by a municipal collection system.
Q: I’m interested in purchasing a property and I’m wondering if I’ll be required to connect to municipal sewer. How long will I have to connect?
A: If a municipal sewer connection is available the connection must be made before the property transfer tanks place. If you purchase a property that had sewer service available and the previous owner did not connect you will have two years in which to connect to the sewer.
Q: Can I use my current septic tank to connect to municipal sewer service?
A: Please contact the local municipality to verify system requirements for connection. In some cases, the existing septic tank can be connected to the municipal sewer depending on the condition, size and physical location of the tank.
Q: Do I need a permit from your Department to install a septic tank that will be hooked up to a municipal collection system?
A: No, if the septic tank is being used in conjunction with a municipal sewer hookup we do not consider it to be part of an onsite wastewater management system and no permit/registration is required.