2023 sewerage payment information

Published: January 31, 2023 @ 12:00 noon

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield wishes to advise residents that the 2023 sewerage bills (invoices) are being mailed the week of January 30, 2023.

Visit HERE for the following details:

2023 user unit rates;
Payment options;
How to receive statements electronically; and
How to update names or addresses if the information is incorrect on statements.

Sewerage bills are mailed to the last known address of the property owner(s). Property owners who have changed their address without notifying the Town, may not have received a bill. The Town considers undelivered bills that are returned to the municipality, deemed to have been delivered.

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield reminds residents that sewerage bills are due upon receipt.


The Council of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, as part of the 2023 budget process, approved an increase in sewer user unit rates from $325 to $350.

The increase for 2023 is reflective of increases in energy costs and the need to increase the reserves held by the utility. Legislation requires utilities to be self-sustaining. Without an increase to the user rate, the system would run a deficit which does not comply with legislation.

As part of the 2023 budget process, Town Administration prepared a 5-year budget projection with the goal to increase cash reserves from $180,000 to $1.2M by 2028. To ensure the long-term financial resilience of the utility, it is critical that there are adequate cash reserves. As an example, in 2022, a capital project was deferred as there were insufficient funds in reserve to fund the work required.


For any questions or concerns regarding the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield sewerage user unit rates, please contact the Town Office via:

Town Contact Information

Phone: (506) 738-6400 (Option 3 for after-hours urgent matters)
Email: administration@towngbw.ca
609 River Valley Drive, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield encourages residents to register for the emergency alert system (CodeRED by OnSolve). This is to ensure that the Town can notify residents in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. To register, visit HERE.

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