Taxation

Water meters and tariffs

Submitting the water meter reading



* Mandatory Fields :

Meter Number
(As seen on coupon):
Name : *
Address : *
E-mail : *
Telephone : *
Reading : *   .    ?
Unit of measure : * m3      Gallons
Comments :

For security purposes, please enter the numerical code for verification.

Water distribution in Kirkland is billed to residents based on consumption. Every October, a letter is sent out to all residents asking them to read their water meters and to submit the readings:

  • by mail, on the reply slip provided, OR
  • in person, at the Town Hall tax counter, OR
  • online by filling out the form above.

Whether in person, by mail or online, the meter reading must be returned promptly to the Town, by October 31st at the latest.

Water Tariff

All buildings in Kirkland are equipped with water meters that register drinking water consumption. For residential buildings, the base rate for the current year and any excess consumption for the previous year are added to the annual municipal tax invoice.

The water tax for multi-family, industrial and commercial properties is invoiced separately, twice a year.

Imperial System

MeasureTariff
First 60,000 gallons $90.00
60,001 gallons to 150,000 gallons $3.00 / 1,000 gallons
150,001 gallons to 5,000,000 gallons $4.25 / 1,000 gallons
> 5,000,000 gallons $5.00 / 1,000 gallons

Metric System

MeasureTariff
First 273m3 $90.00
273m3 to 682m3 $0.66 / m3
682,1m3 to 22 727m3 $0.94 / m3
> 22,727m3 $1.10 / m3


How do I read my water meter?

Water meters are generally located in basements near the main water entry or in the garage. The meter has a lid that must be opened to take the reading of the numbers, which are arrayed like those on a car odometer.

Some water meters are calibrated in gallons gallons of water consumed, while homes built since the year 2000 have meters which measure cubic meters (m3). To assist you in recording the correct meter reading, three different types of water meters are illustrated below, along with the corresponding correct recording of the reading on the reply slip:

Rockwell meter, in gallons

Rockwell meterThese meters record full gallons only, NO DECIMAL POINTS. They have a permanent 0 printed on the meter. This 0 must also be recorded on your reply slip.

 

Reading :
Rockwell reading

Neptune meter, in gallons

Neptune meterThese meters record full gallons only, NO DECIMAL POINTS. They have a permanent 0 printed on the meter. This 0 must also be recorded on your reply slip.

 

Reading :
Neptune reading

Lecomte meter, in cubic metres

Lecomte meterThese meters record cubic metres using decimals, which are generally in the black squares on the meter. On the form, you must record the figures in the white squares before the decimal point and fill in the black squares with the figures after the decimal point.

 

Reading :
Lecomte reading

Any questions?

 
For all questions regarding water meter reading or water tax bills, please call 514 694-4100, ext. 3119 during regular business hours or email us at taxes@ville.kirkland.qc.ca.

Please note that failure to reply will result in a visit from a municipal officer to your home to acquire the information. In addition to the associated fine, our municipal By-Law provides for a fee of $100 to be charged for failure to reply after two consecutive years.