The Fermentation Operations Bylaw requires that administration and treatment fees be paid. Invoices for fees will be issued within the first 6 months of each year, beginning in 2016.
Operators are required to pay an annual administration fee of $200 in order to cover the costs of regulating fermentation operations under this Bylaw.
All fermentation operations are required to pay an annual fee to cover the costs of treatment and conveyance of wastewater discharged to the sewer. These fees are based on annual production and are presented in the following table.
OPERATIONS PRODUCING BEER, CIDER OR WINE|
Annual Treatment Fees|
|0 – 1000||$ 250|
|1001 – 2000||$ 750|
|2001 – 3000||$ 1250|
|3001 – 4000 ||$ 1750|
|4001 – 5000 ||$ 2250|
|5001 – 6000||$ 2750|
| >6000||$ 3500|
OPERATIONS PRODUCING SPIRITS|
If beer, cider or wine and spirits are produced at the same location then that operation is exempt from paying the $100 treatment fee for the spirits (but must pay the treatment fee for beer, cider or wine).
How to Pay Fees
Pay by cheque
To pay fees by cheque:
- make cheques payable to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District,
- include the invoice remittance form with your cheque,
- mail your cheque and remittance form to:
Burnaby, BC V5H 0C6
Attention: Financial Services
Pay by electronic funds transfer
Please call us at 604-432-6200 for information.
Pay by credit card
Fees must be less than $5,000. Call 604-432-6200 with your credit card information as well as the relevant invoice number.
administration fees are payable either to Metro Vancouver or the City of Vancouver. The organization that issues that invoice must be paid by the due date specified on the invoice. Please contact the City of Vancouver for details on how to pay fees owing to them.
treatment fees are payable to Metro Vancouver.