Our Government Utility Services

Municipal Sewer Service is available in areas of the RM of Gimli including the Urban Centre (former town area), Aspen Park, Industrial Park, Pelican Beach, Gimli Business Park, Loni Beach, South Beach, Centre Avenue West, Autumnwood, Kings Park Estates, PR 231 between PTH 9 & Solvin Rd, Gimli Park Road between PTH 9 & PTH 8, Odin Green, Siglvaik, Miklavik, Husavik and properties along the east side of PTH 9 up to Husavik Road, Rails End and along PR 222 north to Misty Lake Lodge. 

Municipal Water Service is available in the Urban Centre (former town area), Aspen Park, Industrial Park, Pelican Beach, Gimli Business Park, and in the Autumnwood subdivision.

Gimli residents that are not connected to municipal water / sewer have private wells and private sewage disposal systems which are governed by the province.
 
Outhouses (pit privies) are not permitted in the Municipality, while composting / outdoor toilets with approved pump-out holding tanks are. For more information see the By-law to Regulate Private Sewer Systems below.

The RM of Gimli is currently working on extending the muncipal sewer system south to Sandy Hook. The proposed installation of the main line was completed in 2015. More information on this project can be found under Muncipal Projects.

Quarterly Utility Bills
Utility bills are issued for properties serviced by municipal water and/or sewer. All utility accounts are billed quarterly according to the most recent Water & Sewer Rate By-law (below). Bills are mailed out in April, July, October and January for the preceding three months. Penalties of 1.25% shall be levied on all accounts that remain unpaid after the due date stated on the bill. Penalties are applied on the 1st of each month. The RM of Gimli adds all outstanding utility accounts to the tax roll twice a year, in May and November.


Payments
Utility bills can be paid by telephone/internet banking, in person at your bank, or at the RM of Gimli Office at 62 2nd Avenue by way of cash, cheque or interac. You may also leave post-dated cheques.  We do not accept credit card payments of any kind.  You may also sign up to be on the pre-authorized payment plan.   Download the form and send it along with a void cheque to the RM of Gimli office to have the plan added to your account. 
 
Utility Rates
The Public Utilities Board (PUB) has approved utility rates for the RM of Gimli for 2016, 2017 and 2018, as per Board Order 125/15. The PUB varied Board Order No. 125/15 in Board Order No. 144/15 and approved a new interim utility rate for 2016, effective January 1, 2016. Click here to view the News Release on the new rates.  The 2017 and 2018 rates will become effective January 1 in each of those years.
 
The Public Utilities Board will be holding a Public Hearing in the Spring 2016 in regards to the new rates.
 
Rural Municipality of Gimli Interim Surcharge
The Public Utilities Board approved a utility surcharge to recover the debenture servicing costs for sewer renewal projects for the Gimli Urban Center, the Gimli Business Park and Aspen Park located in the Municipality of Gimli.  The new surcharge is to be effective October 1, 2013 and will be in effect for the length of the debenture, ending September 30, 2033.  This surcharge will begin on the quarter 4 billing dated December 31, 2013 mailed out in January 2014.  The flat rate based on residential equivalency rates (REU’s) are set out as follows: Gimli Urban Centre $16.91/quarterly; Gimli Business Park $1.62/ quarterly; Aspen Park $26.60/quarterly.
 
Residential accounts are one REU; commercial account REU’s are calculated on their average consumption over the past years.   
 
 
Click on the links below for more information on utility rates, regulations and services.

Sewer & Water Renewal Project, May 16, 2012
 
 
By-law 12-0017 to Regulate Private Sewer Systems 
My Water Bill Seems High - is there a problem with the meter? 
2016 Utility Rate Summary
2014 - 2016 Utility Rate Comparison
The PUB Notice of Application - Revised Water and Sewer Rates 2015-2016-2017 - RM of Gimli
PUB News Release - Interim Utility Rates for 2016
PUB Board Order 125/15 - Approving Interim Utility Rates for 2016
By-Law No. 14-0011 Water & Sewer Rates 2016, 2017, 2018
2017 Utility Rate Summary - Effective January 1, 2017
By-Law No. 17-0004 Amend Water & Sewer By-Law 14-0011

Utility Billing Inquiries:
62 2nd Avenue, Gimli
acolbourne@rmgimli.com
Ph: (204) 642-6668
Fax: (204) 642-6660
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
Maintenance/Public Works:
Ph: (204) 642-6688
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm