GEID Water rates

GEID Water rates

Postby Whyme2 » Mar 2nd, 2018, 5:47 pm

The Glenmore- Ellison improvement district now wants $300.00 Bi-monthly for water rates for residential home owners that don’t have water meters installed.
I would love to know what most folks are paying for metered water rates in the GEID district. $1800.00 a year for water is getting ridiculous. :swear:
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby drex1999 » Mar 2nd, 2018, 11:51 pm

I have a small lawn but watching my watering last year, two person household, my total yearly spend was about $600. Looks like you can pay for the meter and still save money this year, or at least break even if your water needs are greater
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby wafflejester » Mar 3rd, 2018, 1:44 am

There are still GEID customers out there without meters? I paid around $600-700 for 2017 for a 0.33 acre lot with underground sprinklers.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby northglenmore2012 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 8:41 am

You'll notice the GEID rates on their website, that those with "Farm Status" pay for their connection but NOTHING per M2 (square metres) of usage. For crying out loud, at least a nominal fee for usage. Where's their incentive to conserve.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby Grandan » Mar 3rd, 2018, 8:55 am

Whyme2 wrote:The Glenmore- Ellison improvement district now wants $300.00 Bi-monthly for water rates for residential home owners that don’t have water meters installed.
I would love to know what most folks are paying for metered water rates in the GEID district. $1800.00 a year for water is getting ridiculous. :swear:

I have a 2+ acre lot on GEID. I got my bill for 3 months of summer watering and it was $1800. That's $600 per month for watering. I paid nearly 5 times the rate that water users with farm status pays. I am in the ALR but the land cannot be farmed due to it's steep terrain.
I was told by Corix that there were hundreds still not on meters. I am sorry I installed the meter when I did, it seems that many of the larger lots are now getting a free ride.
With all the extra cash coming in from overcharging for high volume users like me the top rate of $1.44 GEID is able to print 4 colour glossy periodicals to inform us what a great job they are doing.
I am waiting until I am not so angry before I go in and complain.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby stevemic » Mar 3rd, 2018, 12:41 pm

Grandan wrote:
Whyme2 wrote:The Glenmore- Ellison improvement district now wants $300.00 Bi-monthly for water rates for residential home owners that don’t have water meters installed.
I would love to know what most folks are paying for metered water rates in the GEID district. $1800.00 a year for water is getting ridiculous. :swear:

I have a 2+ acre lot on GEID. I got my bill for 3 months of summer watering and it was $1800. That's $600 per month for watering. I paid nearly 5 times the rate that water users with farm status pays. I am in the ALR but the land cannot be farmed due to it's steep terrain.
I was told by Corix that there were hundreds still not on meters. I am sorry I installed the meter when I did, it seems that many of the larger lots are now getting a free ride.
With all the extra cash coming in from overcharging for high volume users like me the top rate of $1.44 GEID is able to print 4 colour glossy periodicals to inform us what a great job they are doing.
I am waiting until I am not so angry before I go in and complain.


jump through the hoops to become farm status, seems like its worth it,the land doesnt need to be farmed per se, the farm just need to see a certain amount of dollars selling , be it beef or honey or what have you
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby Whyme2 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 12:58 pm

Really need to hear what residential (Home owners) are paying on average for water being metered. :130:
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby alanjh595 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 1:49 pm

Put in a dedicated well for irrigation needs or just don't water. A brown lawn is like the badge of honour for your efforts on conservation.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby Whyme2 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 2:33 pm

[quote="alanjh595"]Put in a dedicated well for irrigation needs or just don't water. A brown lawn is like the badge of honour for your efforts on conservation.[/quote

Not really even concerned about irrigation, more so just water usage in the home.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby stevemic » Mar 3rd, 2018, 2:33 pm

Whyme2 wrote:Really need to hear what residential (Home owners) are paying on average for water being metered. :130:


I am on Rutland Water, i paid $56.97 for Jan 1 to Mar 31.
Its sad to see Glenmore paying that much for water when the water comes out of the taps yellow.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby alanjh595 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 2:45 pm

I live within the GEID and pay $2,200 for taxes, all in. Garbage water, sewer, etc. Something doesn't add up here??????
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby goalie » Mar 3rd, 2018, 2:46 pm

Didn't they build a new plant to pump water from OK Lake? Someone has to pay for it lol
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby alanjh595 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 2:53 pm

stevemic wrote:
Whyme2 wrote:Really need to hear what residential (Home owners) are paying on average for water being metered. :130:


I am on Rutland Water, i paid $56.97 for Jan 1 to Mar 31.
Its sad to see Glenmore paying that much for water when the water comes out of the taps yellow.


I have been in Glenmore for 20 years and have never seen yellow water, unless they were flushing the pipes and I was warned well in advance.
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby Whyme2 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 3:27 pm

goalie wrote:Didn't they build a new plant to pump water from OK Lake? Someone has to pay for it lol


Yes they did and the water is much better and it’s appreciated.
My problem is they want us to cover the cost of the meter and the install, no where have I ever heard this before. I didn’t have to pay for my smart meter or gas meter.
And now $1800.00 a year if you don’t have a meter. :swear:
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Re: GEID Water rates

Postby goalie » Mar 3rd, 2018, 4:01 pm

I agree that is a crazy amount. They should cover the cost of install.
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