The Water Rent Estimator provides an estimate of provincial water rentals, which are annual payments for the diversion and use of water. Application fees can also be estimated. The tool was updated in 2015 to reflect changes coming into effect in 2016 for licensing and short term use ("use approvals"). Beginning in 2016, non-domestic groundwater users, both existing and new, will be required to start paying the same fees and rentals as surface water users. Homeowners with wells will be exempt from licensing and fees.
This tool provides an estimate for a given volume and purpose. Actual application fees and rentals that apply may differ.
Additional charges, such as application fees and late payment fees, are not calculated by the tool.
To begin, please select the type of water rental you would like to estimate.