Municipal Utilities


Municipal Utilities

Utility Invoicing Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3717 • Fax: 604-826-1363

The District of Mission provides for the water distribution, sanitary sewer conveyance, and curbside collection of refuse and recycles and compost to its residents within the water, sewer and refuse collection areas.

For those residents who are serviced by these municipal utilities, there is currently a flat rate charge, for each utility, included on the annual property tax notice.  For residents outside the refuse collection area, there is a rural recycling fee included on the property tax notice.


All single-family homes built after November of 2009 were installed with a water meter, and these homes are charged water and sewer fees based on their water consumption. (Sewer charges are calculated based on 80.63% of the water consumption).  Residential meters are read annually near the end of September and invoiced in November.  Any unpaid meter invoices as of December 31st will have that amount moved onto their property taxes as arrears.

Mission businesses are also on a metered system, with metered utility invoices (for water and sewer) billed quarterly.  View the flat and metered rates.

Metered invoices can be paid:

  • Via your financial institution’s on-line banking site.  Add “District of Mission – Utilities” as a “payee”.  Your meter account number is your Payee account number

Only Utility Payments can be paid using the “Utilities” Payee option
Only Tax Payments can be paid using “Taxes” Payee option

  • Via Canada Post, cheques only (please mail at least 10 days prior to due date)
  • Municipal Hall drop boxes, located at the north and south entrances, cheques only please
  • In person at the Municipal Hall, lower floor cashiers (accept cash, cheque, or debit)

Utility Invoice Review Request

If you your utility bill is unusually high and you have ruled out all high consumption possibilities, you may request a review of your invoice. Applicable fees may apply.

To request the review, please complete the Utility Invoice Review Request Form.


During the 2016 budget discussions, Council approved the establishment of the Drainage System as a user-funded utility, similar to the water, sewer and waste management utility systems.  Historically, drainage related costs have been funded as part of general taxation revenue.  To implement this change in 2016, municipal property taxes will be reduced and replaced with a drainage charge.