National Parks of Canada Water and Sewer Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1134)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2010-06-17. Previous Versions

Connections to Water Main and Sewer Main

 Each application for the making of a connection to a water main or sewer main in a park shall be made to the superintendent on a prescribed form obtainable from the superintendent and shall

  • (a) be signed by the owner of the lot in respect of which the application is made or his agent authorized in writing for the purpose;

  • (b) state the type of premises in respect of which the water is to be used or the sewer connected; and

  • (c) state the number of rooms or the floor area of any building in respect of which the water is to be used or the sewer connected, where these are factors in establishing the water or sewer rate payable.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 20(F).
  •  (1) The owner of a building who is required pursuant to subsection 3(1) to connect his building to a water main or sewer main shall pay

    • (a) all the costs for the construction of that part of the connection that is within his lot line; and

    • (b) the extra costs for the construction of that part of the connection that is outside his lot line that arise because of the presence of rock, frost or other obstacles or because of the removal and replacement during the construction of any portion of a street, sidewalk or boulevard.

  • (2) On receiving an application made in accordance with section 10 and receiving a security deposit from the applicant in the form of a certified cheque or cash deposit in an amount equal to the portion of the estimated cost of construction for which the owner is responsible under subsection (1), the superintendent shall cause the connection to be made and any soil or portion of a street, sidewalk or boulevard that was removed for the making of the connection to be replaced.

  • (3) On completion of a connection to a water main or sewer main, the superintendent shall prepare a statement setting out the portion of the actual costs for which the owner is responsible and shall

    • (a) where the amount of the security deposit referred to in subsection (2) exceeds the portion of the actual costs for which the owner is responsible, deposit that portion to the credit of the Receiver General and refund the balance to the owner; and

    • (b) where the amount of the security deposit referred to in subsection (2) is equal to or less than the portion of the actual costs for which the owner is responsible, deposit that portion to the credit of the Receiver General and notify the owner of the amount of the balance, if any, of the portion payable by him.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 3;
  • SOR/89-449, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, ss. 6, 20(F).
  •  (1) Where an additional building is erected on a lot on which there is another building already connected to a water main or sewer main or where an existing building on a lot is altered, the owner of the building shall apply to the superintendent for permission to make an additional connection or to alter an existing connection.

  • (2) On approving an application made pursuant to subsection (1) and receiving from the applicant a security deposit in the form of a certified cheque or cash deposit in an amount equal to the estimated cost of the construction for which the owner of the building is responsible under section 11.2, the superintendent may prescribe terms respecting

    • (a) the location of the connection to a previously installed connection or to a water main or sewer main;

    • (b) the manner in which the connection is to be constructed, including

      • (i) the grade, type and size of pipe;

      • (ii) the quality and extent of pipe bedding; and

      • (iii) the quality and extent of pipe trench backfill material.

  • (3) Where the owner of a building does not comply with any terms prescribed by the superintendent pursuant to subsection (2), the superintendent may cause the connection to be made in accordance with the terms.

  • (4) The owner of the building may enter into an agreement with the superintendent permitting the superintendent to cause the connection to a water main or sewer main to be made.

  • (5) On completion of a connection to a water main or sewer main made pursuant to subsection (3) or (4), the superintendent shall prepare a statement setting out the costs for which the owner is responsible under section 11.2 and shall

    • (a) where the amount of the security deposit referred to in subsection (2) exceeds the costs for which the owner is responsible, deposit that amount to the credit of the Receiver General and refund the balance to the owner; and

    • (b) where the amount of the security deposit referred to in subsection (2) is equal to or less than the costs for which the owner is responsible, deposit that amount to the credit of the Receiver General and notify the owner of the amount of the balance, if any, of the amount payable by him.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 3;
  • SOR/89-449, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 20(F).
  •  (1) Where a connection is made pursuant to subsection 11.1(1) or (3), the owner of the building shall pay the costs

    • (a) if he is erecting an additional building, of connecting that bulding to the existing connection to the water main or sewer main at a point within his lot line; or

    • (b) if he is erecting an additional building or altering an existing building and the existing connection is inadequate in size or so located as to be unsuitable for the additional building or altered bulding, of connecting the building to the water or sewer main at a point outside his lot line.

  • (2) In addition to the costs payable under subsection (1), the owner of a building shall pay the extra costs for the construction of that part of the connection that is outside his lot line that arise because of the presence of rock, frost or other obstacles or because of the removal and replacement during the construction of any portion of a street, sidewalk or boulevard.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 3;
  • SOR/89-449, s. 4(F).

 Any part of a connection that is made outside the lot line of an owner of a building pursuant to section 11 or 11.2 is the property of Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 7(F).
  •  (1) The superintendent may at any reasonable time enter any lot or building in respect of which a water or sewer connection has been made to examine the plumbing, drain and vent piping and to ascertain the amount of water used and the manner of use.

  • (2) The superintendent may, with the permission of the owner or occupant, enter any lot or building for the purpose of installing a water meter.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/96-171, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 20(F).

Discontinuance of Water Supply

  •  (1) The superintendent may shut off the water supply in respect of any lot or building where

    • (a) any fixture or appliance is causing a wastage of water;

    • (b) a water fixture has been installed or connection made without his approval; or

    • (c) water or sewer charges have not been paid within 30 days after the due date for payment thereof.

  • (2) Where any water is shut off pursuant to subsection (1) it shall not be turned on again until the fixture, appliance or connection has been removed, repaired or replaced to the satisfaction of the superintendent or the charges have been paid, as the case may be.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 20(F).

 The superintendent may shut off or interrupt the supply of water in respect of any or all buildings or lots in the park for such periods as are required where

  • (a) it is expedient to repair, replace or install any water main or other work; or

  • (b) there is a conflagration or other circumstance that, in the opinion of the superintendent, requires such action.

  • SOR/88-38, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 20(F).

Applicable Charges for Water and Sewerage

  •  (1) Every owner of a lot located in Kootenay National Park of Canada or Fundy National Park of Canada shall

    • (a) inform the superintendent of that park of the number of rooms — excluding any halls, vestibules, bathrooms, pantries or closets — the floor area of those rooms and the use of any buildings on the lot for the purposes of determining the annual quantity charge for water or sewerage payable by the owner; and

    • (b) if the lot is connected to the park water system, pay an annual quantity charge for water at the rate set out in Schedule IV or VIII, as the case may be.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2010-140, s. 8]

  • (2) Every owner of a lot located in Kootenay National Park of Canada shall

    • (a) if the lot is connected to the park water or sewer system, pay an annual service connection charge at the rate set out in Schedule IV;

    • (a.1) if the lot is connected to the park sewer system, pay an annual quantity charge for the sewer at the rate set out in Schedule IV; and

    • (b) if the lot is connected to the park water or sewer system and the lot fronts or abuts on a street along which a water main or sewer main has been laid, pay

      • (i) an annual general assessment charge, based on the assessed value of the lot, at the rate set out in Schedule IV, and

      • (ii) an annual special assessment charge for water and sewerage, based on the frontage and the area of the lot, at the rate set out in Schedule IV.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), in determining the frontage of a lot,

    • (a) the frontage of a lot fronting or abutting on only one street is the length of the side of the lot that fronts or abuts on that street;

    • (b) the frontage of a lot fronting or abutting on two or more streets along which water mains have been laid and from one of which a connection has been made is the length of the side of the lot that fronts or abuts on the street from which the connection was made;

    • (c) notwithstanding paragraph (b), the frontage of a corner lot at an intersection of water mains is the length of the longest side of the lot plus 25 feet, except that where the shortest side of the lot is less than 25 feet in length, the frontage is the aggregate of the longest and shortest sides;

    • (d) notwithstanding paragraph (c), the frontage of a lot fronting or abutting on two or more streets along which water mains have been laid and from more than one of which connections have been made is twice the length of the longest side of the lot;

    • (e) for the purposes of paragraphs (a) to (d), the frontage of a lot the sides of which are not parallel is that number of feet that bears the same ratio to the frontage in feet of the nearest rectangular lot in the same block as the square root of the area of the irregular lot is to the square root of the area of the rectangular lot; and

    • (f) notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (e), where a lot has no buildings, or where each building on the lot has a floor area of less than 300 square feet, and the lot forms part of a group of lots, having a combined frontage, calculated under those paragraphs, of more than 200 feet, each of which is being used in connection with a single enterprise, the frontage of the lot is one-half the amount determined under any of paragraphs (a) to (e).

  • SOR/88-38, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3;
  • SOR/96-171, s. 4;
  • SOR/99-149, s. 1;
  • SOR/2001-320, ss. 8, 20(F);
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 8.
 
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