The Town of Nanton levies its customers every two months for water, sewer and garbage fees. On or about the 20th day of the second month of each levy period, the Public Works Staff read all the water meters. These readings are input by the Utilities clerk, for the purpose of the bi-monthly levy.
Any notifications of changes regarding moving in or moving out, at any time within these periods, are the responsibility of the customer and are administered by the Town Office Staff. A new reading will be taken at this time, provided the staff is given sufficient notification by the customer who is either moving in or out of their location.
Utilities Bylaw # 1230
Utilities Pre-Authorized Payment Plan
Interested in paying your water/sewer/garbage utility bills directly through your bank account? Under the Town’s Pre-Authorized Payment Plan for Utilities, the account holder will still receive the bimonthly levy, however, the Town will directly debit your bank account on the 15th of the month following the levy. Click on the attached form and drop off or mail to the Town Office to sign up for this payment plan.
Pre-Payment Application Form
Tenant Authorization Agreement
The Town of Nanton Utility bills are the property owner’s responsibility and are addressed according to Land Titles registration. If the owner wishes to have a tenant receive a copy of the utility bill, the “Utility Billing Authorization Application” must be filled out and returned to the Town Office, with payment of $25.00 plus GST (total of $26.75), prior to initiating this service. Please note the terms of agreement on the Utility Billing Authorization Application.Utility Billing Authorization Application FormWater Conservation
Town of Nanton Water Conservation Bylaw #1202 was created to help regulate the use of water and encourage water conservation strategies in drought conditions. Additional water use during the summer months is estimated at about 50 %, most of which is unnecessary. Curbing water use during the summer months will help to alleviate the demand placed on the water system and reduce the impact of drought on the water supply. By wasting water, each of us is literally throwing away one of our most precious resources.
Water Conservation Measures are always in effect for Nanton.
The different levels are defined in this Bylaw:
Conservation Bylaw #1202
Tips for Detecting and Fixing Hidden Leaks
Use your water meter to help determine leaks. Record your meter reading in the late evening and again in the early morning or before and after any long period where there is no water use. If the meter dial has moved while there is no water being used, there is a leak somewhere.
Do you ever hear that annoying water trickle when all the taps are turned off? If you are having trouble locating the source a good place to start might be the laundry room. Some older-style laundry tub taps have tubing that connects to the floor drain. Water should only trickle through the drain when the tap is turned on. A worn washer can allow the water to continue to flow to the floor drain and be the source of a leak.
Toilets are famous for their hidden leaks, they can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day, undetected. A great way to test your toilet for leaks is to use food coloring. Place some food coloring in your toilet’s holding tank and wait for 15 to 30 minutes. If the food coloring shows up in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.
A good practice to get into the habit of is to take a walk around your home to checking for leaks.
Defective or older water softeners have been known to malfunction, causing excessive water use. Set the timer on your softener so you are aware of when it should be running. If you hear it at other times it may be operating unnecessarily and require maintenance.
4 R's of Water Conservation
Conserving water doesn’t have to be difficult. Using the 4R’s of water conservation will reduce the amount of water your family is using.
REDUCE — Look for ways to use less water by becoming conscious of the amount you use and the amount you need.
RETROFIT — Replace running toilets and fixtures with more water efficient models or retrofit your existing appliance with water saving devices.
REPAIR — Fix those leaks! Most leaks are easily fixed by replacing a worn washer.
REUSE — Rather than running a tap to rinse or clean vegetables, fruit and dishes, try filling a basin or your sink to prevent unused water from being wasted. Rain water runoff is an excellent water source for your lawns, gardens and flowerbeds.