By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg residents will need to brace for a hike at the taps.
A city report is recommending an increase to sewer and water bills by 9.2 percent starting April 1. That’s an increase of $92 this year.
The same report suggests hike increases of $100 in 2017 and $92 in 2018.
The extra cash would help fund upgrades to the city’s water treatment plants.
The news comes a day after the city’s preliminary budget outlined a property tax hike and frontage levy fee increase. Those increases will help fund infrastructure and the expansion of rapid transit.