Maurice
Posted: February 11, 2022

Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Rate Reduction


Description:

The Industrial Water Rate Program offers a discounted water rate to manufacturers in Toronto to help support economic growth and encourage water conservation (also called the Block 2 water rate).

Comments on Funding:

Customers are charged the general water rate on the first 5,000 m3 of water use. Water use over that amount is eligible for a rate reduction of 30%.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must be manufacturers in Toronto that:

  • use more than 5,000 cubic metres (m3) of water annually;
  • fall within the industrial property tax class;
  • are in full compliance with Toronto’s Sewers By-law;
  • submit a comprehensive water conservation plan to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Toronto Water. 

Companies classified as “mixed” industrial and commercial may still be eligible if they use a separate meter to measure the industrial flow.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

1

let the City know they are interested in the program by calling at 416-392-7000 or sending an email at savewater@toronto.ca;

2

prepare and submit a water conservation plan PDF for approval, if the applicants meet the eligibility requirements. Documentation receipt is confirmed within 48 hours of submission.

3

submit an annual water conservation progress report by July 1 of each calendar year and continue to meet the other eligibility criteria, in order to continue to receive the discounted rate.

The business will receive the Industrial Water Rate effective the date that applicants submitted the water conservation plan.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
    a water conservation plan completed and stamped by a certified professional engineer (P. Eng);
  2. 2
    an annual water conservation progress report by July 1 of each calendar year in order to continue to receive the discounted rate;
  3. 3
    documentation with supporting calculations to justify estimated water savings.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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