Hike to Winnipeg Water Bills Hard to Swallow

Hike to Winnipeg Water Bills Hard to Swallow

By Sarah Klein

Clean Drinking Water

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.

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