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People in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge Will Be Paying Much Higher Sewage and Water Rates During the Next Decade

by Daniel Gloade on December 4, 2015

I draw your attention to a newspaper article in the Record published earlier today.  You can read it here.

In essence, residence of Kitchener will sustain a 7.7% increase in water rates per year and a 10.8% increase in sewage treatment rates per year for the next decade.  For citizens of Waterloo, they will face an increase of approximately 4-5%

The projected rate of inflation for the next decade for Ontario is 2.0%.  The evidence is here.

I tried to get date from other municipalities.  I found it difficult but here is the best information I could find.

City Current Annual Cost of Water Services for Average Household Rate of Annual Rate Increase for Next Decade
Kitchener $746 7.6% water, 10.8% Sewers
Waterloo $769 4 to 5%
Cambridge $951 6 to 7%
Toronto $977 6.5%
London $938 4 to 5%
Ottawa $828.56 6% for 2016, unknown future projections


It appears that other Municipalities began investing in infrastructure renewal sooner than Kitchener-Waterloo.  Why?

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