Water, Wastewater and Stormwater - Financial Services

Water, Wastewater and Stormwater


The City of Vaughan is committed to providing safe drinking water and following an effective multi-year budget that balances the need to operate and maintain existing services and accommodate growth requirements.


The Water, Wastewater and Stormwater division of the Financial Services department is responsible for:


  • preparing the annual operating budgets
  • recommending water and wastewater user rates and the stormwater charge for residential and commercial consumers
  • reporting quarterly on its operating results
  • ensuring funding is available for new infrastructure requirements and regular ongoing maintenance and repairs of existing infrastructure


Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002


Vaughan has a plan to provide financial sustainability to the City’s water and wastewater systems, and ensure a sustainable, safe and reliable delivery of water and wastewater services. As required by Ontario Regulation 453/07, six-year financial plans are developed to ensure financial sustainability and as a condition for obtaining a municipal drinking water licence. In 2010, the City submitted its first six-year financial plan to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The City renewed the plan in 2014. Both reports are available in the Additional Resources section at the right.