A city committee is split over raising your water and sewer rates.
The city’s Waste and Water Committee wants to increase rates by roughly $25 for each quarterly bill over three years.
After a debate and vote at City Hall, committee members were tied on the decision. The motion will now move to the Executive Policy Committee with no endorsement.
Transcona Councillor Russ Wyatt called the proposed hike outrageous.
“This is rate shock that’s being proposed on the ratepayers of the City of Winnipeg for water and sewer rates directly because of provincial regulations,” says Wyatt.
He hopes the new provincial government will be open to suggestions to reducing that rate shock.
If a rate increase is approved, the city would use the money to help pay for major projects, like upgrading the our aging sewer system.
Also being discussed this afternoon, a plan to add a third green cart for composting that could cost you an extra $100 a year.