Utilities

If you have concerns regarding the water supply and distribution, and/or sewage collection and disposal, contact the Public Works Yard at 250-632-8930 or the Engineering department at 250-632-8906.

The Engineering department provides administrative support to the water and sewer certified operators maintaining and delivering these services to the community.

Residential water and garbage fees are listed on and collected with your property taxes.  Seniors receive a 10% discount.

Commercial water fees are invoiced semi-annually based on consumption.

Water Service 

Regulations on our water supply are available in Part 6 Division 3 of the Kitimat Municipal Code.

Forms related to water service include:

Other forms for water service are available here under the Engineering and Building Departments section.

 Water Rates
 Rates, Part 6 Division 5 of the Kitimat Municipal Code
 Use of Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are essential for fire suppression and therefore fire hydrant use is by permission only and restricted to properly trained contractors or developers.  Bulk water use is exclusive to subdivision development and/or road construction improvements.

Bulk Water Request form

Bulk Water Fill Station Users Agreement

Annual Water Main Flushing

The water mains in Kitimat are flushed annually in the spring to remove sediment and refresh the pipes. Potable water is flushed at a high velocity through the mains to help keep drinking water safe and clean.

During water main flushing you may get short periods of low pressure and discoloured water.  This is temporary and not a health hazard.  Minimize your water consumption if a change in water appearance is noticed, and turn your cold water tap on until the water runs clear.

 

 Sewer Service
Regulations on our public utilities are available in Part 6 Division 5 of the Kitimat Municipal Code.

Forms related to sewer service include:

Other forms for public utilities are available here under the Engineering and Building Departments section.

 Sewer Backups

As a homeowner, you own and are responsible for maintaining the sewer pipe that runs from your home to the property line.

If the sanitary sewer backs up into your home through the floor drains, sinks or toilets it is usually caused by blockages in the pipe that runs between your home and the main sanitary sewer pipe.  Blockages in sewers can be caused by soil settlement, misaligned joints, tree root infiltration or pipe collapses. Other culprits are cooking grease, rags, or pieces of solid debris that have been flushed down a household drain or toilet.

 Sewer Rates
 Rates, Part 6 Division 5 of the Kitimat Municipal Code

 

 

 

 

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