Water and Sanitary Billing

  • Tay water and/or sewer bills are distributed quarterly.
  • Residential properties are billed a flat rate.

Commercial and properties with apartments are metered and billed on a minimum flat rate and water consumption.

Paying Your Bill 

Sanitary Back Up FAQ

New Services Water and Sanitary Installation

Not all vacant lots have municipal water and/or sanitary service laterals pre-installed.

The Municipality is responsible to install water and/or water and sanitary services to the property line only. Property owners are responsible for the cost of the work.

Deposits are required to be paid prior to advertising the work.

$6,000.00 per service

Therefore, if you needed both water and sanitary service lateral installed to the property line, a deposit of $12,000.00 is required.

Service installation or replacements are advertised to contractors with experience working on water and sanitary mains and, have supplied WSIB, insurance and proof of health and safety plan.

The property owner is responsible for the maintenance, repair and installation of service lines that are between the property line/valve and the building.

Property owners are advised of costs before proceeding and accepting a quotation for the job.

The property owner is responsible for the total cost of the lateral installation.

If the total cost of installation exceeds the deposit, the property owner will be invoiced for the remaining balance.

If the total cost for installation is less than the deposit, the owner will be refunded the remainder of the deposit .

There is a tapping fee of $125.00 

Tay Township accepts the following payment  methods

Cheque, cash, or debit.

Tay Township does not accept credit cards at this time.

Tay Township has two wastewater treatment systems, one located in Port McNicoll on First Ave., the other in Victoria Harbour on Industrial Road.

The Port McNicoll and Victoria Harbour wastewater systems operate separately and are gravity fed sanitary mains.

Sanitary systems collect wastewater from homes and businesses and carry the flows to the sewage treatment plants for processing before entering the receiving waters.

Currently there are nine pumping stations with force mains that pump the sewage to the treatment plants.

Rural residents and residents of Waubaushene have private septic systems which are not maintained by the Township.

The Victoria Harbour wastewater treatment plant is currently operating at maximum capacity under our current Environmental Certificate of Approval with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and as a result Tay Township is not permitted to allow the building of any new or additional dwelling units in Victoria Harbour, and westward to, but not including, Triple Bay Road until additional capacity is brought online. Please note this only applies to properties which are connected to or are required to connect to municipal wastewater services, it does not apply to those who are on private septic systems outside of the wastewater collection service area.

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