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

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2018-11-23. Previous Versions

Connections to Water Main and Sewer Main (continued)

  •  (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

 [Repealed, SOR/2004-44, s. 1]

  •  (1) Every owner of a lot located in Prince Albert National Park of Canada, Riding Mountain National Park of Canada or Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada shall pay

    • (a) where the lot is connected to the park water system, an annual water service charge determined by the formula

      (A × B/12 × C/D) + (E × F/G)

      where

      A
      is the aggregate of the volume values of the units on the lot,
      B
      is the number of months of the year during which the owner is permitted to occupy the lot under a lease, permit or licence of occupation,
      C
      is the total operating and maintenance costs of the water system,
      D
      is the aggregate of the lot volume values for all lots in the park that are connected to the water system,
      E
      is the aggregate of the base factors of the units on the lot,
      F
      is the total capital costs of the water system, and
      G
      is the aggregate of the base factors for all units in the park that are connected to the water system; and
    • (b) where a lot is connected to the park sewer system, an annual sewer service charge determined by the formula

      (A × B/12 × C/D) + (E × F/G)

      where

      A
      is the aggregate of the volume values of the units on the lot,
      B
      is the number of months of the year during which the owner is permitted to occupy the lot under a lease, permit or licence of occupation,
      C
      is the total operating and maintenance costs of the sewer system,
      D
      is the aggregate of the lot volume values for all lots in the park that are connected to the sewer system,
      E
      is the aggregate of the base factors of the units on the lot,
      F
      is the total capital costs of the sewer system, and
      G
      is the aggregate of the base factors for all units in the park that are connected to the sewer system.
  • (2) The aggregate of the lot volume values for all lots in each of the parks referred to in subsection (1) and the total cost incurred to provide water and sewer services to each park shall be calculated on March 31, 1996 and on that date in every subsequent year.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/99-149, s. 3]

  • SOR/96-171, s. 4
  • SOR/99-149, s. 3
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 10
  • SOR/2004-44, s. 2

 For the purposes of sections 17.1 and 17.2, year means a period commencing on April 1 in one calendar year and ending on March 31 in the next calendar year.

  • SOR/82-873, s. 1
  • SOR/88-38, s. 7(F)
  • SOR/88-39, s. 1
  • SOR/89-449, s. 5
  • SOR/93-165, s. 3
  • SOR/96-171, s. 4
  • SOR/99-149, s. 4
  • SOR/2001-320, s. 11
  •  (1) Every owner of a lot located in Banff National Park of Canada, Jasper National Park of Canada or Yoho National Park of Canada shall, where the lot is connected to the park water system, pay an annual water charge that is calculated by multiplying the volume of water consumed that year indicated by the lot’s water meter by the rate determined under subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent of each of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall, on or before March 31 of each year, determine the rate, corresponding to the estimated cost per cubic metre of water, of providing water service in the park in the following year, in accordance with the formula

    A = B / C

    where

    A
    is the rate corresponding to the estimated cost per cubic metre of water of providing water service in the park for the following year,
    B
    is the estimated total cost of providing water service in the park for the following year, determined under subsection (3), and
    C
    is the estimated total water volume, in cubic metres, to be provided by the park water system for the following year.
  • (3) The estimated total cost of providing water service in the park in any year shall include the cost of the following:

    • (a) water collection and distribution;

    • (b) water treatment;

    • (c) facility maintenance;

    • (d) reservoir maintenance;

    • (e) pumping;

    • (f) water meter maintenance and reading;

    • (g) testing of valves and hydrants;

    • (h) maintenance relating to thawing, leak detection and main breaks;

    • (i) capital infrastructure;

    • (j) debt servicing;

    • (k) power supply;

    • (l) inspection and installation of water meters;

    • (m) water utility fee invoicing and invoice collection and recording; and

    • (n) anything else related to the establishment, operation, maintenance and administration of the water service system.

  • (4) The superintendent of each of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall, on or before June 30 of each year, calculate the actual total cost of providing water service in the park for the immediately preceding year in accordance with the description of B of the formula in subsection (2) by substituting actual costs for estimated costs.

  • (5) If the actual total cost of providing water service in the park for the immediately preceding year calculated in accordance with subsection (4) differs from the estimated total cost of providing water service in the park for that year, the estimated total cost of providing water service in the park for the current year shall be adjusted as follows:

    • (a) if the actual total cost is greater than the estimated total cost, the difference shall be added to the estimated total cost of providing water service in the park for the current year; or

    • (b) if the actual total cost is less than the estimated total cost, the difference shall be deducted from the estimated total cost of providing water service in the park for the current year.

  • (6) The following charges are payable separately by an owner of a lot in any of the parks referred to in subsection (1) for services requested by the owner:

    • (a) each time the water supply in respect of the lot is turned on or off, a service charge of $25;

    • (b) when the water meter serving a lot is tested by a qualified person hired by the superintendent, a service charge equivalent to the amount charged by that person to the superintendent; and

    • (c) when water from any source in the park is purchased by an owner of a lot and delivered to the lot by truck or through hydrants, a service charge calculated by multiplying the number of cubic metres of water purchased by the rate applicable for that year as determined under subsection (2).

  • (7) Any person who, for construction purposes, purchases water from any source in any of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall pay a service charge calculated by multiplying the number of cubic metres of water purchased by the rate applicable for that year as determined under subsection (2).

  • SOR/2001-320, s. 11
  •  (1) Every owner of a lot located in Banff National Park of Canada, Jasper National Park of Canada or Yoho National Park of Canada shall, where the lot is connected to the park sewer system, pay an annual sewerage charge that is calculated by multiplying the volume of water consumed that year indicated by the lot’s water meter by the rate determined under subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent of each of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall, on or before March 31 of each year, determine the rate, corresponding to the estimated cost per cubic metre of water, of providing sewerage services in the park in the following year, in accordance with the formula

    D = E / F

    where

    D
    is the rate corresponding to the estimated cost per cubic metre of water of providing sewerage services in the park for the following year,
    E
    is the estimated total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for the following year, determined under subsection (3), and
    F
    is the estimated total water volume, in cubic metres, to be provided by the park water system for the following year.
  • (3) The estimated total cost of providing sewerage services in the park in any year shall include the cost of the following:

    • (a) sewage collection;

    • (b) facility maintenance;

    • (c) sewage treatment;

    • (d) reservoir maintenance;

    • (e) pumping;

    • (f) sewage meter maintenance and reading;

    • (g) maintenance relating to thawing, leak detection and main breaks;

    • (h) debt servicing;

    • (i) capital infrastructure;

    • (j) power supply;

    • (k) sewerage utility fee invoicing and invoice collection and recording; and

    • (l) anything else related to the establishment, operation, maintenance and administration of the sewer system.

  • (4) The superintendent of each of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall, on or before June 30 of each year, calculate the actual total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for the immediately preceding year in accordance with the description of E of the formula in subsection (2) by substituting actual costs for estimated costs.

  • (5) If the actual total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for the immediately preceding year calculated in accordance with subsection (4) differs from the estimated total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for that year, the estimated total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for the current year shall be adjusted as follows:

    • (a) if the actual total cost is greater than the estimated total cost, the difference shall be added to the estimated total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for the current year; or

    • (b) if the actual total cost is less than the estimated total cost, the difference shall be deducted from the estimated total cost of providing sewerage services in the park for the current year.

  • (6) Every owner of a lot located in any of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall, if the lot is not connected to the park water system and the lot is served with water from another source, install a water meter, approved by the superintendent under subsection (7), to measure the quantity of water consumed from that other source for the purpose of calculating the annual sewerage charge in accordance with subsections (1) to (3).

  • (7) The superintendent shall approve any water meter that an owner proposes to install if the water meter is operational and compatible with the water metering system in the park.

  • (8) Every owner of a lot located in any of the parks referred to in subsection (1) shall, if the owner uses a septic tank or holding tank sewage system and the sewage must be removed from the lot by mechanical means and delivered to a sewage treatment plant by truck, pay a sewage treatment fee of $40 per truckload.

  • SOR/2001-320, s. 11
 

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