Water Utility

Clean, fresh water reaches the taps of Fredericton residents daily on demand but getting the water to the homes and businesses of Frederictonians is a process that should not be taken for granted.

Water Treatment

The Utility obtains its drinking water from 10 major production wells: seven located in the Wilmot Park area and three in the Queen Square neighbourhood.

The water is drawn from the sand and gravel aquifer under the city’s downtown area.

The water then passes through one of two water treatment plants, before flowing through a water distribution system of 433 km of water mains, 14 water booster stations, 16 reservoir sites, 17,640 service connections, and over 2,500+ fire hydrants

Water & Sewer Utility Long Term Financial Plan

Water Metering

Water meters serve an important role. The Utility uses technology to read meters and ensure both safe and convenient service.

Please make sure your water meter is accessible in case it requires service, and that renovations never cover it without leaving access. Exercising your water valve from time to time will help ensure that it can be easily operated should a problem develop with interior plumbing.

Budget 2019

As part of the 2019 budget process, Fredericton City Council approved a Water and Sewer Utility Operating Budget of $20.7 million. The Water and Sewer Utility will invest $10.5 million infrastructure and continue its focus on replacing aging pipes within the system.

As part of effort to support the much-needed reinvestment in replacing old infrastructure to keep our water safe and clean, the combined water & sewer rate increases slightly from $1.78/m³ to $1.82/m³ and the quarterly service charge rise from $107.98 to $113.90.

About Fredericton’s Water & Sewer Utility

As per provincial legislation, the City of Fredericton’s Water and Sewer Utility is self-funded, deriving all its revenue from rates charged and government infrastructure grants. It is separate from the City of Fredericton’s general fund budget and property tax system.

The Utility provides water and sewer services to well over 95% of households and businesses within Fredericton, carrying out various maintenance and renewal efforts to keep the system operating smoothly. The Utility is currently focused on replacing aging pipes within the system.


Water Treatment Plant

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