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The University Endowment Lands (UEL) buys its water from the Greater Vancouver Water District (Metro Vancouver).

Base water prices are set annually by Metro Vancouver and passed along to consumers. According to the regional Drinking Water Management Plan, water prices in the peak demand period of June-September are 1.25 times the price of water for the rest of the year.

The UEL has taken the step to implement water metering of every residence and commercial water user. This supports accurate monitoring of potable water consumption, and ensures that customers only pay for the water they use.

Water Billing Schedule

  • Commercial and multi-family properties are billed for water four times per year, at the end of March, May, September, and December.
  • Single family customers are billed for water three times per year at the end of May, September, and December.

Paying Your Water Bill

Water bill payments can be mailed to or dropped of at the at the UEL Administration Office (cheques by mail, cheques or cash in person). Water bill cheques should be payable to "The University Endowment Lands".

Backflow Prevention Program

The UEL Schedule 10: Cross Connection Control Bylaw (PDF, 22KB) requires installation of backflow prevention devices to protect the water supply from contamination or pollution arising from potential cross-connections.

Backflow Prevention Assemblies are typically installed on lawn/garden irrigation systems and swimming pool fill supply lines, and must be tested annually. Information regarding the Backflow Prevention Assembly Program and Test Reports is available on-line, or you can contact the
UEL Administration Office for more information.