Registering for a Rural Water Unit
The cost of a water unit is $7,700. If you are looking to have a water service installed at a new location the unit will cost the $7,700, plus the registrant will be responsible for any additional costs associated with bringing the service to the property being registered. Upon request the County of Newell will solicit a quote from a qualified contractor. Once the quote is received the registrant will be required to pay the $7,700 registration fee plus the dollar amount of the quote prior to the unit being installed.
Cancelling a Rural Water Unit
The process for cancelling a water unit involves the County soliciting a quote from a reputable contractor to dig up the service line and cap it off. All of these costs would be covered by the landowner who is cancelling the unit. Once a water unit has been cancelled, should the property ever wish to hook up in the future, current County policies for new hookups would apply. The cancellation of a water unit would alleviate the landowner from paying the monthly idle service fee outlined in the Schedule of Fees Bylaw.
To register or cancel a water unit, contact the Municipal Services Department at 403-794-2311.