Residential Sub-Water Meter Program

Receive a rebate for sub-meter installation

Rebates toward the purchase and installation of sub-meters are available for residential buildings including rental apartment buildings, condominiums and single-family homes. Using sub-meters to monitor water use helps notify property owners and managers if individual units have high water demands that might indicate:

  • Leaks
  • Inefficient plumbing products
  • Wasteful water use habits

The City of Guelph will rebate $125 for each permanently installed sub-meter and $100 for each add-on sub-meter (e.g. strap-on meter) with smart technology. To qualify for a rebate, permanent sub-meters must meet or exceed American Water Works Association (AWWA) and NSF International standards (NSF/ANSI 61).

For add-on sub-meters with smart technology, only one rebate is available per municipal meter per building.


Residential buildings qualify for rebates if they are:

  • Located within the City of Guelph limits
  • Hold an active City of Guelph water account
  • For buildings of seven (7) units or more with an average water demand of more than 150 cubic metres (m3) per unit per year you must complete a Multi-residential Water Audit

If your building has seven (7) units or more and you require assistance please contact Water Services at or call 519-837-5627.


To apply for the rebate, please submit the online application with uploaded proof of purchase (for example, a store receipt) and proof of installation (for example, the plumber’s invoice). For add-on sub-meter rebates, only a proof of purchase along with the completed application is necessary.

The City of Guelph will contact you within five (5) business days after receiving the documents.

Permanent sub-meters

Add-on sub-meters

If you require the above documents in an alternate format please contact 519-822-1260 extension 2633.

For more information

Water Services
519-822-1260 extension 2189