Increase In Utility Rates Coming Next Week

Updated utility rates are coming into effect next week.

Starting on February 1, services such as municipal water, wastewater, and solid waste services will see a 7 to 15 per cent increase.

The change will depend on water meter size and between rural, urban, and commercial services.

This is the third time these rates have been increased in the past 11 years – the first being in 2017 and the second being in 2019.

Wood Buffalo council approved the rise back in December to better align with the cost to deliver these services.

The municipality says the current rates are still below the provincial average and a subsidy from the municipal government helps to cover the actual cost of the utilities.

Residents can find more information by visiting the RMWB’s website.

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