Connecting to the Municipal Water Supply

Call the Engineering Division at 604-533-6006 and provide the desired connection size and location. You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee, as outlined in the Fees and Charges Bylaw. Our staff will prepare a connection estimate and contact you to discuss next steps to proceed, including payment of the estimated amount, a pro-rated water usage fee, and pre-payment of a connection inspection fee.

Notes:

  • To provide an estimate for connections greater than 50mm (2”) in diameter, you must provide an engineered design drawing of the connection. The design should include a plan and profile drawing of the connection from the water main to property line with all potential conflicts shown.
  • Where the municipal water system immediately fronts a property, there are two options:
    • If you wish to have a standard residential 25mm (1”) connection, you are responsible for the actual cost of installation, plus an inspection fee and a pro-rated water usage fee to the end of the year. The following year, the annual water usage fees will be part of your property taxes and will appear on your tax notice.
    • If you wish to have a connection greater than the standard 25mm (1”) connection, you are responsible for the actual cost of installation plus an inspection fee. All services larger than 50mm (2”) are metered. User rates are charged on the basis of consumption through a semi-annual Metered Utility Statement.
  • Where the municipal water system does not immediately front a property, the water main must be extended to the property at your expense. You are responsible for the actual cost of installation. Contact the Engineering Department to request a Water main Extension Estimate.

Once a permit is issued, you are responsible for contracting private plumbing services, at your expense, to dig a trench and bring a water line from the municipal connection at the property line to a connection at the house. When the work is completed, the trench from the house to the property line must remain open for the Township to inspect the work. 

As per Township of Langley Waterworks Regulation Bylaw 2008 (No. 4697, section 7), once you are connected to municipal water you may be obligated to decommission your well within 30 days of connection.

Staff will provide further information about scheduling the inspection, initiating water service, and decommissioning a well through the permit process.