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On November 17, 2017, EPCOR Water (West) Inc. (EPCOR) filed an application with the BC Comptroller of Water Rights to set water rates for the 2018 – 2020 period. This application is currently under review by the BC Comptroller of Water Rights.

How rates are set

Water rates are based on forecast of costs to provide safe and reliable water services to customers. In British Columbia, these rates are regulated by the BC Comptroller of Water Rights as follows:

  • EPCOR submits an application for the proposed rates to the BC Comptroller of Water Rights for review and approval. Please see below for a copy of the application and associated documents.

  • As with the previous rate application filed in 2014, the 2018-2020 rate application covers a three-year period.
  • The BC Comptroller of Water Rights reviews the forecast costs and proposed rates in a regulatory process.
  • This process provides opportunity for customer input.

Supporting Documents:

A full version of the application is also available for viewing at our office:

EPCOR French Creek
#10-D Pine Tree Centre
1343 Alberni Highway
Parksville, BC V9P 2B9

In accordance with the regulatory process, persons can submit comments by February 16, 2018, or register as an intervener by February 5, 2018, by writing to the Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, Chris McMillan, at the following:

Chris McMillan, Secretary to the Comptroller of Water Rights
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
PO Box 9340 Stn Provincial Government, Victoria, BC V8W 9M1