What is an Off-Site Sewer Levy and why do I have to pay it?

Council passed Off-Site Bylaws 2007/38 and 2008/42, requiring any new or redevelopment of a structure that has plumbing, is required to pay a one-time Off-Site Sewer Levy Fee of $2,034.00 that stays with the property. This fee is designed to contribute to the capital costs associated with the expansion and upkeep of the Alder Flats and Mulhurst Lagoon infrastructure, ensuring it can effectively manage and process sewage. Payment of this levy is required before a Development Permit can be issued, with no exceptions.

The Off-Site Sewer Levy only applies to properties highlighted in red shown on the County map below. 

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1. What is an Off-Site Sewer Levy and why do I have to pay it?
2. Why do I have to pay the Off-Site Sewer Levy fee if I already pay for utility services?
3. How do I know if the Off-Site Sewer Levy fee has been paid on my property?
4. What if I’m treating sewage on my property and it’s not being treated at the Lagoon?
5. If the structure I’m developing does not have plumbing inside, do I still need to pay the Off-Site Sewer Levy?