Staff presented the draft 2020 Water and Sewer budget to the public for comment at the October 8th Committee of the Whole meeting. The draft includes a recommendation for a 5% increase to water and sewer rates. This will result in a total charge of $935.68 per year for a residential property with one or two people; an increase of $44.52 per year (or $3.71 a month) over 2019 rates. The justification for the increase is primarily centered around an increase in the cost to undertake construction projects locally. Increased costs have had a significant impact on the long-term capital plan for water and sewer.
The public will have the opportunity to provide input on the proposed rate increase until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments before the October 25th deadline. The final decision on the proposed rate increase will be made by Council at its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019.