Bulk Water Rates & Payment Methods


The 2018 rate is $2.65 per cubic meter. The coin metered station is $2.00 per cubic meter.

The rate is calculated based on a sample resident charge which includes:

  • Monthly water and wastewater service charges.
  • Usage charge per cubic meter (75% exemption for the wastewater component).

Bulk water rates reflect the Region's operating costs, water consumption history, and population/water demand growth projection.

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Payment Methods

Halton's bulk water stations use 1 of 2 payment methods - a coin operated system or a pre-paid card system called the Smart Card.

6 of the 7 bulk water stations use the pre-paid Smart Card system. They are:

  • Plains Road Bulk Water Station
  • Guelph Line Bulk Water Station
  • Harrison Court Bulk Water Station
  • Todd Road Bulk Water Station
  • Lawson Road Bulk Water Station
  • Burnhamthorpe Road Bulk Water Station

Nipissing Road Bulk Water station uses a coin operated system.

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Smart Cards

The pre-paid card system is designed to provide water haulers with a convenient and quick method of payment.

Where to Purchase the Smart Card

To purchase a new card, to add money to an existing card, or to get a replacement card for a lost of stolen card visit:

  • Halton Region Head Office
    1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (view map (external link))
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory or declared holidays)
    Accepted Methods of Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard, Debit Cards.

Please note:

  1. A minimum dollar amount required to initially load on a new card is $100.
  2. It normally takes 3-5 weeks to transfer the balance from a lost or stolen card to the replacement card.

You can also visit the North District Operations Centre to purchase a preloaded Smart Card (available in different denominations).

  • North District Operations Centre
    8140 Fifth Line, RR#3, Georgetown
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding statutory or declared holidays)
    Accepted Methods of Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard. Debit cards are NOT accepted.

The purchased credits can be redeemed at any of the bulk water stations with the pre-paid Smart Card system.

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