City of Toronto – Industrial Water Rate


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%.


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.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

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

Program Contact:

Industrial Water Rate Program – City of Toronto


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