Item - 2021.EX28.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 15, 2021 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on December 7, 2021 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 15, 2021.
  • See also By-law 1062-2021

EX28.6 - 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 15, 16 and 17, 2021, adopted the following:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1. City Council adopt:

 

a. effective January 1, 2022, a 3 percent rate increase to the combined water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to metered consumers as shown in the table below and in Appendix B to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water:

 

Annual Consumption

Paid on or before the due date, $/m3

Paid after the due date, $/m3

Block 1 - All consumers of water, including the first 5,000 cubic metres per year consumed by Industrial users ("Block 1 rate")

 

4.2586

4.4827

Block 2 - Industrial process – use water consumption over 5,000 cubic metres per year, representing a 30%   reduction from the Block 1 Rate ("Block 2 rate')

 

2.9809

3.1377

  

b. effective January 1, 2022, an increase of 3 percent to the water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to flat rate consumers, as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water; and

 

c. effective January 1, 2022 the water and wastewater service fees, as set out in Appendix C to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

2. City Council adopt, with respect to assistance for low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons:

 

a. effective January 1, 2022, the water rebate for eligible low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons be set at a rate of $1.2776 per cubic metre, representing a 30 percent reduction from the Block 1 rate above (paid on or before the due date).

 

3. City Council authorize the necessary amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 441 - Fees and Charges, Municipal Code, Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required, to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to give effect to Council's decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, minor modifications, technical amendments or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

Operating and Capital Budgets

 

5. City Council approve the 2022 Operating Budget for Toronto Water of $471.228 million gross, $1,447.021 million revenue and $975.793 million net for the following services:

 

 

Gross Expenditures

($000s)

Revenue

($000s)

Capital from Current Contribution

($000s)

Water Treatment and Supply

196,749.6

632,947.6

436,198.0

Wastewater Collection and Treatment

230,918.1

803,249.1

572,331.0

Stormwater Management

43,560.4

10,824.2

-32,736.2

Total Program Budget

471,228.1

1,447,020.9

975,792.8

 

6. City Council approve the 2022 staff complement for Toronto Water of 1,883.3 positions composed of 130 capital position and 1,753.3 operating positions.

 

7. City Council approve 2022 Capital Budget for Toronto Water with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $8,001.172 million as detailed by project in Appendix 6a to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

8. City Council approve the 2023-2031 Capital Plan for Toronto Water totalling $7,081.173  million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 6b to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

9.  City Council include a Toronto Water Capital contribution towards the following project, identified as a priority restoration project by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, as part of the 2022 Toronto Water Capital Budget, with funds from the Toronto Water Capital Reserve and administered by Transportation Services, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation as follows:  

 

a. $2,912,000 for Scarborough Bluffs West Project Environmental Assessment with a total project cost of $2,912,000 cash flow in 2022 ($728,000); 2023 ($1,456,000); and 2024 ($728,000).

 

10.  City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to include in their 2022 Budget submission a request for the Scarborough Bluffs West Project Environmental Assessment as part of the 2022 Budget process.

 

11.  City Council direct the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to complete the Scarborough Bluffs West Environmental Assessment Project.

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to continue to seek senior government support for advancing the phased detailed design and implementation Scarborough Waterfront Project. 

 

13.  City Council request that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such financing in 2022 and if such funding is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs.

 

Service Levels

 

14. City Council approve the 2022 service levels for Toronto Water as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 3, 2021) from the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Water".

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173530.pdf
(October 21, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water on 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173532.pdf
Appendix A - Summary of 2022 Operating and Capital Budget and Forecast, Corresponding Rate Increase and Capital Financing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173533.pdf
Appendix B - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173534.pdf
Appendix C - 2022 Water and Wastewater Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173535.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report and Appendix 1 from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173559.pdf
2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173556.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173557.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Wastewater
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173558.pdf
(October 22, 2021) Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173775.pdf
(October 15, 2021) Attachment 1 to Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173740.pdf
(October 15, 2021) Attachment 2 to Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173743.pdf
Briefing Note (BN5) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Services - Community Gardens and Urban Farms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173776.pdf
Briefing Note (BN6) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water - Service Levels
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173777.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code for Increases to the Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Certain Water and Wastewater Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173778.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 15, 2021) Letter from Ms. A. Pope, Coordinator (Volunteer), Zero Waste Hub Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142827.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That City Council include a Toronto Water Capital contribution towards the following project, identified as a priority restoration project by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, as part of the 2022 Toronto Water Capital Budget, with funds from the Toronto Water Capital Reserve and administered by Transportation Services, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation as follows:

  

a. $2,912,000 for Scarborough Bluffs West Project Environmental Assessment with a total project cost of $2,912,000 cash flow in 2022 ($728,000); 2023 ($1,456,000); and 2024 ($728,000).


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to include in their 2022 Budget submission a request for the Scarborough Bluffs West Project Environmental Assessment as part of the 2022 Budget process.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to complete the Scarborough Bluffs West Environmental Assessment Project.

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to continue to seek senior government support for advancing the phased detailed design and implementation Scarborough Waterfront Project.    


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-16-2021 2:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX28.6 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Michael Ford
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Mike Colle

EX28.6 - 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1. City Council adopt:

 

a. effective January 1, 2022, a 3 percent rate increase to the combined water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to metered consumers as shown in the table below and in Appendix B to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water:

 

Annual Consumption

Paid on or before the due date, $/m3

Paid after the due date, $/m3

Block 1 - All consumers of water, including the first 5,000 cubic metres per year consumed by Industrial users ("Block 1 rate")

 

4.2586

4.4827

Block 2 - Industrial process – use water consumption over 5,000 cubic metres per year, representing a 30%   reduction from the Block 1 Rate ("Block 2 rate')

 

2.9809

3.1377

  

b. effective January 1, 2022, an increase of 3 percent to the water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to flat rate consumers, as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water; and

 

c. effective January 1, 2022 the water and wastewater service fees, as set out in Appendix C to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

2. City Council adopt, with respect to assistance for low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons:

 

a. effective January 1, 2022, the water rebate for eligible low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons be set at a rate of $1.2776 per cubic metre, representing a 30 percent reduction from the Block 1 rate above (paid on or before the due date).

 

3. City Council authorize the necessary amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 441 - Fees and Charges, Municipal Code, Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required, to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to give effect to Council's decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, minor modifications, technical amendments or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

Operating and Capital Budgets

 

5. City Council approve the 2022 Operating Budget for Toronto Water of $471.228 million gross, $1,447.021 million revenue and $975.793 million net for the following services:

 

 

Gross Expenditures

($000s)

Revenue

($000s)

Capital from Current Contribution

($000s)

Water Treatment & Supply

196,749.6

632,947.6

436,198.0

Wastewater Collection & Treatment

230,918.1

803,249.1

572,331.0

Stormwater Management

43,560.4

10,824.2

-32,736.2

Total Program Budget

471,228.1

1,447,020.9

975,792.8

 

6. City Council approve the 2022 staff complement for Toronto Water of 1,883.3 positions composed of 130 capital position and 1,753.3 operating positions.

 

7. City Council approve 2022 Capital Budget for Toronto Water with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $8,001.172 million as detailed by project in Appendix 6a to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

8. City Council approve the 2023-2031 Capital Plan for Toronto Water totalling $7,081.173  million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 6b to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

9. City Council request that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such financing in 2022 and if such funding is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs.

 

Service Levels

 

10. City Council approve the 2022 service levels for Toronto Water as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 3, 2021) from the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Water".

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This report presents the recommended 2022 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees arising from the concurrent adoption by City Council of the 2022 Toronto Water Operating and Capital Budgets.

 

In accordance with the City Council 10 year capital plan approved in 2015, this report recommends a 3% water and wastewater consumption rate increase, effective January 1, 2022, and inflationary fee increases for certain existing water and wastewater service fees, reflecting cost recovery for these services. 

 

The recommended 2022 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees will allow the Toronto Water Program to remain fully self-funded and financially stable, with both operating and capital needs being met without excessive year-over-year fluctuations in pricing over the long term.

Background Information

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173530.pdf
(October 21, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water on 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173532.pdf
Appendix A - Summary of 2022 Operating and Capital Budget and Forecast, Corresponding Rate Increase and Capital Financing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173533.pdf
Appendix B - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173534.pdf
Appendix C - 2022 Water and Wastewater Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173535.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report and Appendix 1 from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173559.pdf
2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173556.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173557.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Wastewater
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173558.pdf
(October 22, 2021) Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173775.pdf
(October 15, 2021) Attachment 1 to Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173740.pdf
(October 15, 2021) Attachment 2 to Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173743.pdf
Briefing Note (BN5) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Services - Community Gardens and Urban Farms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173776.pdf
Briefing Note (BN6) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water - Service Levels
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173777.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code for Increases to the Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Certain Water and Wastewater Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173778.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council