Water Rate Hike On The Way
Regional Council approved an application to increase water rates at last night’s meeting.
A consultant’s study finds not enough money is generated from current rates to run the Water Utility.
An increase of between 15 and 16.5 percent is being looked at for this fiscal year.
That amounts to an average of about 5 dollars a month.
Further increases include just under five percent the following year and slightly over four percent the next.
The province’s Utility and Review Board will hold a hearing in the spring on the application.
If approved, the water rate hike will start sometime in October.