News Water Billing: Notice to all residents SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 2019 The Town of Espanola is taking over water and sewer billing on October 1st. For more information, contact the Town of Espanola at 705-869-1540. (Photo by Rosalind Russell - myespanolanow.com/myalgomamanitoulinnow.com staff) The Town of Espanola will be assuming the water and wastewater billings from Espanola Regional Hydro Corporation, effective October 1st. How Does This affect me? Residential water and wastewater rates are NOT changing. Instead of receiving your water charges on your bill from Espanola Regional Hydro you will receive a bill from the Town of Espanola on a quarterly basis. How Do I Pay? Any special billing arrangements such as monthly pre-authorized payments with Espanola Regional Hydro WILL NOT be transferred to the Town. New authorization forms will be available if you wish to pay in this manner. You will be issued a new account number from the Town and this must be used for payments through the bank or online. You will also be able to pay your water bill at the Town office using cash, debit, or cheque. Multi-Residential Property Owners If water is supplied to more than one party at a property, the owner may request that the occupant be billed directly. The Town will do so as a convenience to the owner under the following conditions: a)The owner shall assume full responsibility for all water and wastewater charges in the event the occupant fails to pay b)An authorization form must be completed and signed by the owner and returned to the Town Office. Outstanding balances greater than 90 days will be added to the property tax account in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Act, 2001 on a quarterly basis.