Water meter installation pilot project

The pilot project for the water meter installation is now closed.

We are looking for single-family homeowners and duplex owners to take part in a water meter installation pilot project.

Why is Côte Saint-Luc installing water meters?

Côte Saint-Luc is required by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation (MAMH) to collect data on how much water is used in homes. The data we collect will be used to estimate the potable water consumption in residential areas of the city, to gather current water consumption data for statistical purposes, and water loss assessment. This water collection data is temporary. 

Are water meters mandatory in Côte Saint-Luc?

Water meters are not yet mandatory in Côte Saint-Luc. However, we believe the Quebec government will eventually make them mandatory.

Will the water meter cost me anything?

No. The City will pay for everything: the installation, the maintenance, and eventual replacement of the water meter. 

When does this free offer expire?

This offer is valid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If and when water meters become mandatory, how much will it cost me to install it?

When water meters become mandatory in Côte Saint-Luc, the City will provide the meter for free, but homeowners will have to pay the installation and other materials, which today costs approximately $1,500.

How will this water meter affect my property tax bill?

During the pilot project phase, you will not be billed based on how much water you consume. The City will only use water meter data for billing when all residential properties are equipped with water meters, and that will take many years. So, it’s the status quo until then.

How will the water meters be read?  

The water meters will be read remotely. That means no one will enter your home to read the water meter.

For more information or to join the pilot project contact the Engineering Department at 514-485-6800, ext. 1508 or [email protected].