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Bill Payments & Rates

Bill Payments & Rates

Water Rates

Water Rates are approved by the Province. As a private water utility we are regulated by the Province of British Columbia and they mandate that we are to run at neither a profit nor a deficit and the rates are intended to cover our annual expenses. These fall in to one of 4 categories:

  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Construction
  • Reserve Contributions

Apex Mountain Water Utility receives no taxation money and, as a private utility, are not eligible for grants.

All parcels with a service connection pay an Availability of Service Charge regardless of whether the parcel is connected to the water system or not.

Properties at Apex Mountain Resort are invoiced quarterly with the billing period running from February 1 – January 31st and bills going out February, May, August and November. Water rates can be found in Water Tarriff No. 3.

All water bills will be sent to the registered owner of the property. It is the owners responsibility to ensure that the the bill is paid on time to avoid late fees and potential shut off of service. Any bill that is more than one month overdue can result in the service being shut off with 15 business days notice. Both a collection charge and a turn on fee will then be added to the outstanding balance.

Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page to notify us of a change of mailing address.

Utility invoices follow the property, not the owner. Apex Mountain Water Utility does not prorate water invoices when a property changes hands. The law firm or notary that is conveying the sale must contact Apex Mountain Water Utility to inform us of the change of ownership and provide the new owners information. It is up to the parties involved in the sale to split utility bills.

Note that charges remain with the property when it is transferred and the new owner becomes responsible for any arrears on the account.

It is the responsibility of the lawyer or notary handling the transfer of ownership to ensure that there are no outstanding payments on utility bills and, if there are, to include those charges on the statement of adjustments. This is required to be sure there are no outstanding debts or encumbrances attached to the property upon transfer of ownership.

You can pay your utility bills in a number of ways:

  • You can complete a Pre-Authorized Payment application. This will automatically take payment of the balance of your utility bill from your credit card or bank account based on your preferences. To request a Pre-authorized Payment application please use the form at the bottom of this page.
  • You can pay by etransfer, this can be sent to the email address at the bottom of your bill.
  • You can pay by credit card over the phone, 250-292-8222, or in person. Please note that we are not full time in the office from April – October of each year.
  • You can pay by cheque which can be made out to Apex Mountain Resort (1997) LTD and sent to the address at the top right of your bill.