At the end of February, all residential property owners receive a Utility Bill. The City of Coquitlam provides water distribution, sewer disposal and waste collection services to residents.
The cost of these services is charged separately from property taxes in order to support operating costs and for costs of replacing aging infrastructure such as pipes, pumps, etc. Payment can be made with a credit card on the City’s website; make your Utility Bill Payment online.
The utility bill due date is March 31, 2022, covering the billing period of January 1 to December 31, 2022.
Starting in 2022, residential customers who are connected to the sewer system will see that sewer fees are now included on their March utility bill, instead of on their July property tax bill. This change is revenue-neutral, meaning that it will not result in more money coming to the City of Coquitlam than the rates previously set to cover operating and capital costs.
Institutional, Commercial or Industrial Customers
These customers may see changes on their utility tax notice starting in 2022. The aim is to bring more transparency and fairness across all sectors in terms of how water and sewer rates are billed, which includes moving sewer charges from the July property tax bill to the March utility bill. Visit the Water and Sewer Utility Rate Updates page for more info.
The City of Coquitlam provides water distribution, sewer disposal and waste collection services to residents. The cost for these services is charged separately from property taxes. Fees charged support operating costs as well as the replacement of aging infrastructure such as pipes, pumps, etc.
The 2022 Utility Bill Amount for single-family dwellings is your Water Charge and Sewer Charge plus your Garbage Collection Charge:
|Garbage Cart Size||Garbage Cart Charge||2022 Utility Bill Total|
|Small (120 Litres)||$264||$1381|
|Medium (240 Litres)||$350||$1467|
|Large (360 Litres)||$494||$1,611|
For each Residential Dwelling Unit in an Apartment building, Street-Oriented Village Home Residential, Townhouse or Mobile Home Park, your 2022 Utility Bill will be equal to your 2022 Water Charge, which is $369 and the 2022 Sewer Charge flat rate is $502.
The utility charge for water is made up of the following:
In Coquitlam, multi-family homes pay a lower water rate than single family homes. This recognizes that, generally, multi-family homes consume relatively less water, so residents of those homes should pay a lesser share of those costs.
For single family homes, the Garbage and Green Waste Fee covers:
The City of Coquitlam does not provide waste collection services to multi-family homes. Additional information for multi-family homes can be found on our Multi-Family Homes Information page.
The utility charge for sewer and drainage is made up of the following:
Annual flat rate charge:
Properties with secondary suites receive additional charges for water and sewer on this bill.
For enquiries relating to charges for secondary suites, please call 604-927-3423.