Water rate increases approved

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Truro Daily News
TRURO - Town residents can expect to pay more than an additional $60 over the next three years for their water services.
Water rate increases approved by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will see the average residence billed $20.48 each year for the next three and one quarter years. That amounts to an average of $66.56 per household.
But on a positive note for taxpayers, the increased water rates approved by the board are slightly less than had been requested by the town.
Had the town's proposal been accepted, homeowners would have been billed an average of $88.92 for the same period.
The town's initial proposal had been for a four-year period but three quarters of a year passed by before the rates were approved by the board.

Organizations: Daily News, Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board

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  • Roy
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    It's funny how everytime a rates get submitted for increase it's done in the snap of two fingers, but when rates are up to lower (NSP) theres a bunch of hoopla why it cant be done. I love NS & it's my home, but the constant getting the short end of the stick makes contemplate a scenery change

  • Roger
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Didn't I read an article that said there were a lot of water users who weren't metered?? Or the aging meters weren't properly reading water usage. I don't remember the number but it seemed larger than it should be and higher than other nearby towns. Why not go after those people for the needed money?